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Mitacs Elevate Program - Call for Proposals

27 January 2021 @ 9:00 am

Mitacs is currently seeking proposals for its Elevate Program.  Further details on this program are provided below.

Objectives

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component.  Fellows address complex challenges through: 

  • An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline 
  • A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise 
  • A partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project value  

    Postdocs
  • Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization¬†
  • Develop business-ready skills in leadership, financial literacy, management and negotiation, project management, problem solving and much more¬†

Mitacs is currently seeking proposals for its Elevate Program.  Further details on this program are provided below.

Objectives

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component.  Fellows address complex challenges through: 

  • An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline 
  • A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise 
  • A partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project value  

    Postdocs
  • Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization 
  • Develop business-ready skills in leadership, financial literacy, management and negotiation, project management, problem solving and much more 

Value 

Elevate fellows receive: 

  • $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary (for fellowships awarded after April 1, 2018) 
  • Training curriculum valued at $7,500 per year 
  • Submission assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives 
  • Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission 

    Elevate supervising professors also: 
  • Access competitive funding, including up to $5,000 in research expenses 
  • Get customized professional training for top-ranked postdoctoral fellows 

Mitacs is currently seeking proposals for its Elevate Program.  Further details on this program are provided below.

Objectives

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component.  Fellows address complex challenges through: 

  • An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline 
  • A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise 
  • A partner Organization Business Case, developed to outline project objectives, risks, and stakeholder success criteria, and ensure project value  

    Postdocs
  • Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization 
  • Develop business-ready skills in leadership, financial literacy, management and negotiation, project management, problem solving and much more 

Value 

Elevate fellows receive: 

  • $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary (for fellowships awarded after April 1, 2018) 
  • Training curriculum valued at $7,500 per year 
  • Submission assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives 
  • Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission 

    Elevate supervising professors also: 
  • Access competitive funding, including up to $5,000 in research expenses 
  • Get customized professional training for top-ranked postdoctoral fellows 


Duration

2 years

Deadlines 

Intent to Apply and Conflict of Interest Declaration submission due at agency by 5:00pm PT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 
Draft application for one-time pre-review due at agency by 5:00pm PT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 
Application due at ORS for full review Wednesday, January 27, 2021 
Application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9:00am on Monday, February 8, 2021 
Application due at agency by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 
https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate/program-details 

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Rachel Sung, Mitacs Business Development Specialist at rsung@yorku.ca. 

Post-docs should contact Kim McIntyre, Post-doctoral Services Coordinator, at kimmcint@yorku.ca or extension 22993, once they have approval from Mitacs to submit an application.