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: Dec 05, 2012
Sponsor's: Dec 12, 2012

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.

All applicants are requested to provide an intention to apply via email by November 25th, 2012. Please send an email to in the following format: Subject Line: Intent to apply ? Mitacs Elevate PDF 2013 Content Required: PDF name, Supervising Professor name, Industry Partner name (if applicable) university, discipline, project title, and 4 relevant keywords.

Application Details: 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 universityThe deadline for submitting your application is 11:59 pm December 12, 2012. Proposals must be received on the prepared template. Two copies of this document must be provided to constitute a complete proposal. One must be saved in PDF format, and one must be scanned in PDF format with the required signatures.
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