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Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Mitacs Elevate call for proposals has been launched – and enhanced funding is available for postdocs in emerging industry sectors: artificial intelligence, cleantech, quantum science, and biomanufacturing.

Mitacs is committed to fostering new innovation partnerships. Our Elevate initiative, available to postdocs in all disciplines, can provide critical career and skills training to postdoctoral fellows through real-world collaborations.

As in prior years, postdoctoral fellows can apply for two years of funding valued at $60,000/year. And this year, sector-specific experts in artificial intelligence, cleantech, quantum science, and biomanufacturing are eligible for funding of $80,000/year.

Postdoctoral fellows:

  • Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization
  • Receive exclusive professional development training in career fundamentals, interpersonal skills, communication, intrapreneuralism, leadership and management, and much more
  • Cultivate cross-disciplinary networks and take advantage of peer-learning opportunities

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with an exclusive professional development curriculum component. Fellows address complex challenges through:

  • A two-year research project with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise
  • A professional development curriculum that prepares Elevate fellows for success as leaders in research and industry

Fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers.

Over the two-year fellowship, fellows divide their time between their partner organization's project and academic institution-based research with their academic supervisor.

Elevate fellows receive:

  • A $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary
  • An exclusive professional development curriculum valued at $4,000 per year
  • Proposal assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives
  • Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission

Explore enhanced leveraging opportunities available to your partner organization with your local business development representative

New for our Fall 2021 call!

Eligible applicants are welcome to apply for our Elevate thematic funding opportunity:

Elevate fellows receive:

  • A $70,000 minimum annual stipend/salary for projects addressing at least one of the key priority sectors of artificial intelligence, biomanufacturing, clean tech, or quantum science
  • An exclusive professional development curriculum valued at $4,000 per year 
  • Proposal assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives 
  • Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission 

Explore enhanced leveraging opportunities available to your partner organization with your local business development representative. See our “Thematic call’ tab for more information.

Application Procedures

Please visit the Mitacs website for application procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility criteria may vary by province. Please visit the Mitacs website for a detailed eligibility summary.

Evaluation Criteria

Please visit the Mitacs website for evaluation criteria.

Deadline

Annual Value

$60,000 CAD