The call for applications is now open.


 

Before you apply
 

1. Check the dates and deadline:


December 15, 2021
5 p.m. PT
If applicable, send Conflict of interest (COI) and not-for-profit (NFP) organization eligibility check to a Mitacs Business Development Representative in your region.
January 19, 2022
5 p.m. PT

Final applications are due.

IMPORTANT: Please verify with your academic institution or business development representative for internal institutional deadlines. 

March and June 2022
 

Result announcement for the Elevate thematic call for projects addressing at least one of the key priority sectors of artificial intelligence, biomanufacturing, clean tech, or quantum science is expected in March 2022.

Result announcement for the Elevate standard call is expected in June 2022.

All submitted projects can only start after research approval of the proposal AND the receipt of the partner organization funds at Mitacs as per Mitacs Policy.  

September 7, 2022
 
Last date to start the Mitacs Elevate project

 

2. Check the eligibility of the postdoctoral fellow, academic supervisor and partner organization 

a. If you are collaborating with a not-for-profit, hospital, or municipality, you must seek partner and project eligibility approval before proceeding by connecting with a Mitacs Business Development Representative in your region 

3. Check if your academic institution requires co-funding.

4. If you have a potential conflict of interest (COI):

a. If you are uncertain whether you have a COI, please consult the Mitacs Conflict of Interest Policy or contact elevate(a)mitacs.ca
b. Postdoctoral fellow COI: Submit the completed COI Declaration to your Mitacs Business Development representative in accordance with the deadlines listed above
c. Academic supervisor COI: Bring your COI to your academic institution's attention and include in your final application the documents below: 
  • Details on academic supervisor’s involvement with non-academic partner organization
  • Evidence that the academic supervisor’s academic institution is aware of the conflict
  • A description of the academic institution's mitigation measures 

 

How to apply
 

1. Connect with a Mitacs Business Development representative

a. Get your Elevate application started
b. Click here for guidelines on how to write your proposal. IMPORTANT: When filling in the proposal, please make sure to follow the format provided. Changing or modifying the format provided may result in your application becoming ineligible.

2. Upload the following documents to your Elevate application: 

a. For postdoctoral fellow, please upload the following to your profile:
  • Postdoctoral fellow’s CV
  • One (1) recommendation letter* from a former supervisor or person familiar with the fellow’s research expertise 
  • Any supplementary documents as applicable 
b. For academic supervisor, please upload the following to your profile:
  • Proposed academic supervisor’s CV 
  • One (1) recommendation letter* from the proposed academic supervisor 
  • Any supplementary documents as applicable 
c. For partner organization, please upload the following to your profile:
  • One (1) recommendation letter* from an eligible partner organization including financial contribution in dollar amount 
  • Any supplementary documents as applicable
*All recommendation letters must include letterhead and signature. Please refer here for guidelines.
 

3. Submit your Elevate application by January 19, 2022, at 5 p.m. PT.

a. IMPORTANT: Please connect with your academic institution or Mitacs Business Development representative to confirm internal academic institution deadlines that may impact your submission timeline.


 

After you apply

 

  1. You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.

  2. The result announcement for the Elevate thematic call for projects addressing at least one of the key priority sectors of artificial intelligence, biomanufacturing, clean tech, or quantum science is expected sometime in March 2022.

    Result announcement for the Elevate standard call is expected in June 2022. 

    For more information on the adjudication process, click here.

  3. If accepted, the project can only start after research approval of the proposal AND the receipt of the partner organization funds at Mitacs as per Mitacs Policy.

  4. The last day to start the project is on September 7, 2022.

 

Questions? Consult the FAQ or reach out to elevate(at)mitacs.ca