The Summer Mitacs Elevate competition is now closed.

We anticipate announcing the awards by November 4, 2014. Fellowships may begin any time after the acceptance notice is received, but they must commence no later than February 15, 2015.   

Mitacs Elevate supports postdoctoral fellows and Canadian companies and partners to collaborate on cutting-edge research projects and build capacity for the next generation of R&D management leaders. In addition to a $115,000 research award over two years, fellows receive top-tier R&D management training valued at $15,000 (non-cash value) that will build their management skills and help them develop as R&D leaders.

Partner organizations engage Canada’s brightest minds to pursue innovation as they undertake research projects in collaboration with universities and build research and development management capacity. 

Mitacs Elevate was piloted in southern Ontario starting in 2009. The program expanded nationally in 2012 – 2013 to meet high demand for research collaborations with top-ranked postdoctoral fellows and since then, it has provided a total of $23 million in research funding to postdoctoral fellows. New funding for Mitacs Elevate announced in the 2014 federal budget is enabling Mitacs to offer Elevate fellowships to even more postdocs across Canada. 

“Elevate is a one-of-a-kind program. Not only does it support scientific research, but personal and professional development is emphasized. Attending business and entrepreneurship workshops and seminars throughout my fellowship allowed me to see beyond the technical realm and grow my network, tenfold.” – Dr. Aydin Nabovati, Mitacs Elevate fellow

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In the past year I have learned much about the industry side of biotechnology and your program has expanded many of the professional skills that I was hoping to obtain. Most importantly, the Elevate program has opened up opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise. Thus, I really enjoyed the program and I hope to learn more and develop further within the next year.

Eva Szabo, Elevate PDF, McMaster University

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