Mitacs Elevate – Postdoctoral Fellowships

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mitacs Elevate

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding:

  • $60,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training)
  • Exclusive, customized professional development training
  • Long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner


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


Elevate fellows progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they might not have otherwise in their careers.


Over the two-year fellowship, Elevate fellows divide their time between their partner organization project and university-based research with their faculty supervisor.



  • Intent to Apply and Conflict of Interest declaration: June 13, 2018, at 5 p.m. PT
    • Intent to Apply is not required to submit an application
  • Pre-review of draft applications: June 27, 2018, at 5 p.m. PT
  • Application: July 11, 2018, at 1 p.m. PT
  • Results announced: November 2018
  • Projects must start by February 6, 2019 
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