Getting research talent to companies faster: new industrial postdoctoral funding to address COVID-19

04/15/2020

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Mitacs is offering a one-time call for proposals to support postdoctoral fellows in helping Canada fight COVID-19 and support future economic recovery.

A national not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada, Mitacs helps solve business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions.

The new funding for postdoctoral fellows is available for one-year collaborative research projects between universities and industry or not-for-profit partners that demonstrate a strong benefit to Canada in battling COVID-19 and addressing its aftermath.

For a limited time to address the COVID-19 pandemic, eligible projects will be fast-tracked through the Mitacs approval process.

Additional financial support is available to small- to medium-sized enterprises (less than 500 employees) working to develop solutions to COVID-19. For a finite period, with a SME contribution of $15,000, Mitacs will provide a total award of $60,000 to cover the postdoctoral fellow’s salary and associated research costs.

The deadline to apply for the special COVID-19 industrial postdoctoral fellowship incentives is up to May 15, 2020.

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Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions.
  • Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, and the Government of Saskatchewan.

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