Mitacs opens second call for proposals for the Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund

Vancouver, BC — Mitacs announced today the opening of a second round of calls for proposals for the Scotiabank Economic Resilience Research Fund (SERRF).

Supported by Scotiabank, the SERRF aims to increase the understanding of the factors that drive economic resilience in communities across Canada by underwriting undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and post-doctorate research internships.

Scotiabank and Mitacs announced the SERRF program in January 2021. To be eligible, students attending partner colleges and universities must submit student-led research-internship proposals that focus on one of three key themes: 

  • Accelerating newcomer integration
  • Increasing high school graduation and post-secondary participation 
  • Removing barriers to career advancement for BIPOC community members

Each application must also be supported by a not-for-profit or charitable organization operating in Canada that will benefit from their proposed research. 

More details on eligibility and the submission process can be found on the Mitacs-Scotiabank proposal webpage

About Mitacs
Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions. Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada along with the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Yukon.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products, and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.2 trillion (as of July 31, 2021), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.


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