Mitacs Elevate Program – PostDocs

Mitacs Elevate is a two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows, in which participants lead and undertake an industrially/(NGO) relevant research project.  During this time, fellows receive experiential training in R&D directly through their industry (NGO)-academic research collaboration and leadership training and business acumen through the program’s training curriculum.


  • $55,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training) The partner NGO/Industry must contribute $30,000 annually
  • Customized training exclusive to Elevate fellows
  • Long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner


  • Letter of intent: March 23, 2016, at 5 p.m. PDT
  • Application: April 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. PDT
  • Results announced: June 2016
  • Projects must start by September 15, 2016

Elevate supervisors must hold a faculty position at a Canadian university and must be eligible to administer Tri-Council funds.

Fellows – Mitacs Elevate is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international applicants. The fellow must be based at a university located in the same province as the partner organization for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows must be committed to the two-year fellowship, including the training and development, when applying to Elevate. Replacement and/or substitute fellows are not allowed.

Eligible partner organisations to Elevate include:

  • For-profit and crown corporations receiving no more than 50% of their revenues from government sources.
  • Elevate is open to both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations, such as industry associations, charitable organizations, and economic development organizations.

Applicants in all disciplines are encouraged to apply; however, the majority of grants will be targeted towards the following provincial priority areas – Ontario: Health science and advanced health technologies; Clean and sustainable technologies; Digital media, information and communications technologies; Advanced manufacturing; Finance; Automotive

Applications and more information… 

An information session on all Mitacs programs is being held for the Faculty of Information and Media Studies on Feb 24 at 12:00 in NCB293.

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About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall