Funding

Fellows receive remuneration that reflects their qualifications and is commensurate with comparable employment within the public service, typically in the range of $70,000–$80,000 per year. Fellows who are faculty members will receive a stipend to cover their housing and living expenses while at the host location. 

Individual remuneration may vary depending on the host office, which is also responsible for providing the fellow with any additional benefits that may be afforded to employees. 

Roles and responsibilities

Fellows

During the fellowship cycle, fellows are considered full-time personnel of their host offices. In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of their fellowship project, they are expected to participate in all program activities and events facilitated by Mitacs.

Fellows must be physically located within host offices full time and are expected to relocate as needed.

Hosts
Host offices must provide the necessary management, support, and resources to fellows to ensure their projects’ success. Hosts are expected to accommodate fellows’ participation in program activities, such as professional development and networking sessions. Hosts may also be invited to participate in some of the fellowship activities.    

Mitacs’ role

Mitacs administers the calls for host projects and fellows, respectively, and provides necessary information and requirements to prospective participants. Mitacs also administers fellowship adjudication and matching through the following process:

  1. Reviewing eligibility of host and fellow applicants
  2. Providing a short list of applicants to host offices, who then interview and rank candidates
  3. Upon receipt of hosts’ rankings, facilitating the matching of applicants and hosts based on mutual interest

Working with fellowship partners, Mitacs will also design and deliver the fellowship’s accompanying professional development training and networking events.

Deliverables

Mitacs expects government hosts and fellows to participate in program evaluation tools, including surveys throughout the fellowship cycle, as requested. The findings from these tools will be used to monitor the program’s success and identify areas for improvement.