Elevate proposals are now accepted all year round.


Before you apply

1. 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 advisor in your region 

2. 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 Intern eligibility and 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 advisor

a. Get your Elevate application started here
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.


After you apply


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

For more information on the adjudication process, click here.

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.


Start your Elevate application here


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