The call for applications is now open. Apply before February 10, 2021.


Step 1: Application deadline

January 13, 2021,
5 p.m. PT
(Optional) Deadline to submit draft application for one-time pre-review feedback
January 13, 2021,
5 p.m. PT
(If applicable) Deadline to submit conflict of interest (COI) declaration for postdoctoral fellows
February 10, 2021,
5 p.m. PT
Final deadline to submit a completed application package to be considered for Mitacs Elevate fellowship


Step 2: Check your application

...if your application has a possible conflict of interest (COI):

  • If you are a postdoctoral fellow, please fill out the COI Declaration and submit it to no later than January 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT
  • If you are an academic supervisor, please ensure that you have brought this to the attention of your academic institution. Please include in the final Mitacs Elevate Proposal application the following information:
    • 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
  • If you are uncertain, please consult the Mitacs Conflict of Interest Policy or contact us at

…if your potential partner organization is a not-for-profit (NFP):

  • Proposals with a not-for-profit partner must seek partner and project eligibility approval before proceeding
  • Please contact us at or a business development representative to discuss the eligibility of an NFP organization before submission of the completed application package

…if you would like feedback on your application:

  • We strongly encourage you to submit a draft copy of your application to no later than January 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT for an opportunity to receive a one-time pre-review feedback
  • Draft application must be provided using the current application form


Step 3: Complete your application package

Please submit the following documents as separate documents (ZIP files are recommended) by email to by February 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email from Mitacs when a complete application has been received.

  1. Please download and complete the application form*
  2. A memorandum (Section 7 – MEMORANDUM) signed by all parties, including relevant university research office, submitted as a scanned PDF
  3. Applicant’s CV
  4. Proposed academic supervisor’s CV
  5. Three letters of support on letterhead with signature required:
    1. One (1) letter of support from the proposed academic supervisor**
    2. One (1) letter of support from a former supervisor or person familiar with the fellow’s research expertise**
    3. One (1) letter of support from an eligible partner organization that includes the amount of the financial contribution
  6. Any supplementary documents as applicable

*If the application form is not showing in your Internet browser, we recommend saving it to your desktop. To do this, right-click on the link and select “Save Link As”. Then use a PDF reader to access it at your convenience.
**If references would like to send their letters confidentially, they may email them to All letters must be received at Mitacs by the competition deadline.

Additional information:

  • All applications should be prepared using the most current application form found on the website
  • Review the Writing Your Elevate Proposal Guide when you begin writing your proposal