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Mitacs Elevate Fellowship Program for Canadian Postdoctoral Students 2018

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Mitacs Elevate Fellowship Program for Canadian Postdoctoral Students 2018

Mitacs Elevate Fellowship Program for Canadian Postdoctoral Students 2018.

Mitacs has opened applications for its Elevate winter Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Students in 2018.
Application Deadline: 24th January 2018
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken At (Country): Canada
About the Award: Mitacs Elevate is the only postdoctoral fellowship in Canada with professional skills training component. Mitacs
Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research
management training component. Fellows address complex challenges
through:
  1. An exclusive research management curriculum for postdoctoral fellows in any discipline
  2. A minimum one-year research project (normally two years in duration) with a partner organization in need of high-level expertise
  3. 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.
Type: Fellowship
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Eligibility: 
  1. Mitacs
    Elevate is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and
    international applicants. The fellow must be based at a university
    located in the same province as the partner organization for the duration of the fellowship.
  2. Fellows
    must be committed to the two-year fellowship, including the training
    and development, when applying to Elevate. Replacement and/or substitute
    fellows are not allowed.
  3. Postdoctoral fellows may apply for Mitacs Elevate fellowship if their date of graduation from a PhD program is no more than 5 years prior
    to the proposed start date the research project.  Fellows who have had a
    break in their career due to military service, illness, or family leave
    may be considered as exceptions and must be approved in advance of
    proposal submission. If this situation applies to you and/or you have
    any questions, please contact Mitacs at elevate(at)mitacs.ca.
  4. Successful candidates must have fulfilled all degree
    requirements (e.g., successful defense, final deposit, and signoff of
    dissertation) for their PhD at time of project start date which can be
    no later than September 5, 2018.
  5. All fellows
    who successfully enter into the Elevate program are responsible for
    ensuring that they meet the PDF eligibility criteria at their host
    institution and that they will hold a PDF status by the start date of
    their fellowship (no later than September 5, 2018) and for the two-year duration of the Elevate program.
  6. Fellows
    must not have been employed for more than six months in an R&D
    position outside the university after receipt of their doctoral degree;
    and
  7. Fellows must not have received an offer of employment from
    the partner organization except an offer of this fellowship or
    short-term employment of up to six months while awaiting a decision on
    the fellowship.
  8. If the application is not recommended for an
    award, the candidate may not be eligible to apply again once he or she
    has accumulated more than six months of industrial or partner
    organization work. It is therefore recommended that candidates accept a
    temporary contract only if necessary and that the period of the contract
    be kept as short as possible.
  9. Fellows who have held a
    Mitacs Accelerate award as a Masters, or PhD student are eligible to
    apply. Applicants may also apply if they have been approved for no more
    than 3 internship units of Accelerate funding (1 year equivalent)
    support at the postdoctoral level to be completed before the
    start of the Elevate fellowship.  Postdoctoral fellows who have already
    held a Mitacs Elevate award are not eligible to apply again to Elevate
    or to apply afterwards to Accelerate.
  10. Fellows cannot apply to multiple Mitacs programs for the same period of time.
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Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
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  1. $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary (for fellowships awarded after April 1, 2018)
  2. Training curriculum valued at $7,500 per year
  3. Submission assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives
  4. Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission
Duration of Program: 2 years
How to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to resolve the following before submitting their proposals:
  1. Submit an Intent to Apply no later than January 24, 2018, at 5 p.m. PT (non-mandatory)
  2. If
    applicable, submit an Intern or Supervisor Conflict of Interest (COI)
    Declaration. A declared conflict of interest must be submitted
    to elevate@mitacs.ca no later than January 24, 2018, at 5 p.m. PT.
    Please consult the Conflict of Interest section under Program
    Administration.
  3. Proposals with a not-for-profit partner must
    seek partner and project eligibility approval before proceeding.
    Please contact us at elevate@mitacs.caor a business development
    representative to discuss the eligibility of an NFP organization before submission of the completed application package.
  4. All applications should be prepared using the most current template found on the website. We strongly encourage you to submit a draft copy of your proposal for a one-time pre-review
    to elevate@mitacs.ca. Pre-reviews must be provided using the current
    program application form and will be accepted no later than February 7, 2018, at 5 p.m. PT.
  5. Review the Writing Your Elevate Proposal Guide when you begin writing your proposal
The completed Mitacs Elevate proposal should be written and submitted no later than February 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. PT to elevate@mitacs.ca. Late submissions will not be accepted.
completed Application Package consists of the following:
  1. A completed application form
  2. A memorandum signed by all  parties, including relevant university research office, submitted as a scanned PDF
  3. Applicant’s CV
  4. Proposed academic supervisor’s CV
  5. Three signed letters of support maximum, on letterhead:
  6. One (1) letter of support from the proposed academic supervisor
  7. One (1) letter of support from a former supervisor or person familiar with the fellow’s research expertise
  8. One
    (1) letter of support from an eligible partner organization on partner
    organization letterhead that confirms the amount of the financial
    commitment
  9. Any supplementary documents as applicable
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Please
submit the documents of your package as separate documents. Please do
not combine them all in one file. ZIP files recommended.

If
references would like to send their letters confidentially, they may
email them to elevatereferences@mitacs.ca. All letters must be
received at Mitacs by the competition deadline.
When you
have all the necessary documents ready, please submit them by email
to elevate@mitacs.ca. All applicants will receive a confirmation
email from Mitacs when a complete application has been received.
Award Providers: Mitacs

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