Who can participate?
Applicants must be Canadian citizens and permanent residents who hold a PhD in any discipline at the time of the fellowship. Citizenship eligibility may differ for individual projects; applicants are responsible for confirming their eligibility prior to applying.
Do I need to have a secured postdoc position to apply?
No, the program is open to all PhD holders, including faculty affiliated with a Canadian university. Postdoctoral applicants must have received their PhD within the past five years.
Do I need to move to the physical location of my host department or agency?
Yes, Mitacs expects all successful fellows to move to the location of their host office during their fellowships.
Is it possible to start the fellowship in any other month besides September?
No. Mitacs requires that the fellowship cycle is conducted in a single cohort per year.
Are the professional training and networking events mandatory?
Yes. These opportunities are an integral element to the program and build on the hands-on learning of the host department activities.