Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount:
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Nov 10, 2011
Sponsor's: Nov 17, 2011

Subject Areas: Training and Development

MITACS Elevate is a pilot program designed to ensure that PhD holders, among the most highly-skilled individuals in Canada, are retained and equipped for future careers. Elevate fellows will gain valuable research experience in areas of industrial and societal importance as well as training in non-technical professional skills.

The academic supervisors must hold a regular tenure-track position at a university in Southern Ontario and be eligible to hold Tri-Council funding. Industry funds must be sent directly to MITACS prior to the commencement of the fellowship. Note that preference will be given to partners that act as for-profit companies including crown corporations. Governmental agencies are not eligible partners, but arms-length organizations such as hospitals are eligible.

Application Details: Each fellowship is tenable for a one-year term, renewable for one additional year. Fellows will hold a PhD from a recognized degree-granting institution and either be residents of Ontario or citizens/permanent residents of Canada planning to move to Ontario. There are two programs under Elevate: 1) The Industrial Fellowships Program (IFP) is designed for PhD holders in any academic discipline who have an established collaboration with an Ontario-based non-academic partner in an Ontario priority sector. 2) The MITACS Strategic Fellowships Program (SFP) is designed for PhD holders any academic discipline who may not have a collaboration established with an Ontario based-partner in a sector of strategic priority but are interested in establishing such connections during their fellowship.The deadline for submitting your application is 11:59 pm November 17th, 2011. The completed ORS approval form must be submitted by November 17th, 2011.
NOTE: All Letters of Intent and Full Applications must be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional approval. Requests for Institutional approvals should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline. A ROLA Proposal (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean electronic approvals) is required for each submission.
Western Contacts: Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

York University
Suite 353, York Lanes
4700 Keel Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416 650-8445