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

Grant Amount: $57,500 PA FOR 2 YRS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Aug 12, 2014
Sponsor's: Aug 19, 2014

Subject Areas: Training and Development

The Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship program addresses the needs of the Canadian economy by strengthening academic-business collaborations, producing graduates with the broad range of skills for innovation, and developing solutions to business challenges. The Mitacs Elevate PDF program expands Canada's research innovation capacity by equipping highly-trained recent PhD graduates with skills to identify, address, and manage industrial research challenges.

A Mitacs Elevate PDF fellow annual award consists of a research grant provided to the academic supervisor to help cover the fellow's stipend and research costs, as well as specialized leadership and management training delivered by Mitacs. The total annual grant is $57,500. A minimum of $50,000 must be provided to the Post-doctoral Fellow in salary or stipend each year. The partner organization must contribute $25,000 cash annually towards the Mitacs Elevate PDF program, as well as in-kind support as appropriate. Partner funds must be sent directly to Mitacs to be matched and sent to the university.

Application Details: Applicants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent before submitting a full application. Letters of Intent can be submitted on line at The deadline for Letters of Intent is: August 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.Applicants must email their application package to elevate(at) by August 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm PST. A complete application package for Elevate 2-year fellowships is available on line at
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: Moxey,Laura

Sponsor Contacts:

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