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Nominations are now closed. Award recipients will be notified in late October.
20th Anniversary Mitacs Awards

Join Mitacs and leaders from industry, academia, and government for an evening of celebration and networking as we honour the outstanding achievements of Mitacs alumni.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

6–9 p.m.

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

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Discuss the future of research and innovation in Canada and be inspired by the groundbreaking research being recognized in the following categories:

Award Categories

NEW Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Indigenous

Given to an Indigenous student or postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research. Priority shall be given to someone who has made significant achievement in Indigenous innovation.
 

NEW Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — International

Given to a student or postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation through international collaboration during their Mitacs-funded Globalink or Accelerate International research.
 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Master’s

Given to a master’s student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

 

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — PhD

Given to a PhD student who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation — Postdoctoral

Given to a postdoctoral fellow who has made a significant achievement in research and development innovation during their Mitacs-funded research.

Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership — Professor

Given to an academic supervisor with an exemplary record of developing collaborations with industry and other partners, providing valuable research and training experiences to their interns and initiating research projects with significant outcomes through their Mitacs funding.
 

Mitacs & NRC–IRAP Award for Commercialization

Given to an intern for an idea brought from research that is now available on the market (or has strong support that it is soon to be commercialized).

Eligibility

Past or present students, postdoctoral fellows, and academic supervisors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, or Globalink programs are eligible for nomination. For the selection criteria pertaining to each specific award, please refer to the list of Mitacs awards above.  

Award recipients will be notified in late October. Recipients within Canada will be presented with their awards during a ceremony on November 26, 2019, in Ottawa. Recipients not in attendance will be required to provide a one-minute acceptance video by November 7, which will be shown during the awards ceremony. 

Nomination process

Students and postdoctoral fellows may be nominated for a Mitacs Award in one of the following ways:

  • By the academic supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project; or
  • By the industry supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project (for Accelerate or Elevate program nominees).

Professors may be nominated for the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership by:

  • The industrial partner;
  • The academic co-investigators; or,
  • The interns involved in the Mitacs-funded project on which they worked together.

It is expected that several individuals may contribute to the preparation of a nomination submission for an academic supervisor. In this case, one person should act as the lead in the process so that a single nomination is submitted on behalf of the professor.

Evaluation Procedure

An internal and external review committee will review all nominations and make recommendations for the best candidates for each award. Mitacs's CEO and Scientific Director will review the recommendations and make the final decisions. For questions regarding nominations, please contact events@mitacs.ca.

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