Elevate (for Postdoctoral Fellows)

How to Apply: 

The Mitacs Elevate Spring 2022 call for proposals is now open — and enhanced funding is now available in key sectors!


Mitacs Elevate provides critical career and skills training to postdoctoral fellows through real-world collaborations.


This call, we have increased postdoctoral funding from $60,000 per year to $80,000 per year for two-year research projects in key priority sectors. We are accepting proposals in seven thematic areas, including four from last year. The complete list of priority sectors can be found below:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Clean technology
  • Entertainment and media
  • Quantum science
  • Social Innovation


Projects addressing at least one of the key priority sectors above can apply for an enhanced research award valued at $80,000 per year.


As an Elevate fellow, you will:

  • Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization
  • Receive exclusive professional development training in career fundamentals, interpersonal skills, communication, intrapreneuralism, leadership and management, and much more
  • Cultivate cross-disciplinary networks and take advantage of peer-learning opportunities


Key dates:

  • The deadline to apply is July 6, 2022

If you have questions or would like to learn more the application process, please consult our website.

External Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
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