The spring Mitacs Elevate Call for Proposals will launch on March 26, 2014! Check back here after March 26 for more details. Applications will be accepted until early-June 2014. A second 2014 Call for Proposals will be scheduled for Fall 2014.
“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
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.
The two-year program provides fellows with an opportunity to lead a long-term research project with a partner organization while developing professional skills and benefiting from leadership training.
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.
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The Mitacs Elevate program is unique because it encourages postdoctoral fellows to refine their research skills while also gaining experience connecting with professionals outside of academia. I have been able to further develop my communication and project management abilities through the various workshops offered through Elevate and have had a chance to use these skills to plan conferences and symposiums. As a result of participating in Elevate, I am more prepared for a wider variety of professional positions.