[grads] Fellowship Opportunity -- Deadline Jan 31, 2010

Tim Meyer tmeyer at triumf.ca
Thu Jan 14 08:08:41 PST 2010


See below for  fellowship opportunity.  Note role of Ontario residency. 


From: Alison Lee [mailto:alee at mitacs.ca] 
Sent: December 17, 2009 1:27 PM
To: members at sciencepolicy.ca
Subject: Postdoc funding


Hi everyone,


I apologize for the mass email but thought this information might be of
interest to some of you on this committee (see below).  Feel free to forward
this information or contact me if you want more information.


Happy holidays,



Alison Lee, Ph. D.

Director, Business Development



York University
York Lanes, Suite 353

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3

Ph:  416.650.8439

Cell: 647.519.1211

Fax: 416.650.8448

Email: alee at mitacs.ca

Web: www.mitacs.ca <http://www.mitacs.ca/> 

Web: www.mitacsaccelerate.ca <http://www.mitacsaccelerate.ca/> 


Making research count / La recherche, ça compte



MITACS Elevate is a new pilot program designed to ensure that PhD holders,
among the most highly-skilled individuals in Canada, are retained and
equipped for future careers. Up to 80 positions are available for
postdoctoral fellowships at Southern Ontario universities. Each fellowship
will be for a one-year term, renewable for an additional year.


Elevate is open to those individuals with a recognized PhD degree who are
residents of Ontario or citizens/permanent residents of Canada planning to
move to Ontario. Elevate fellows will gain valuable research experience in
areas of industrial and societal importance as well as training in
non-technical professional skills.


Elevate offers two types of fellowship programs:


1.       Industrial Fellowship Program: Targeted towards PhD holders with an
established collaboration with an Ontario-based partner, and valued
at$70,000 annually. Fellows are expected to undertake research with their
academic supervisor in collaboration with their partner, who provides a
minimum $15,000 of the total grant. The fellow will receive a minimum
$60,000 annual stipend.


2.       Strategic Fellowship Program: designed for PhD’s interested in
establishing collaboration with an Ontario based-partner during their
fellowship, and valued at $55,000 annually. Fellows are expected to
undertake research with an academic supervisor in an area of strategic
importance for Ontario and where there is high potential for collaboration
with a non-academic organization. The academic supervisor is responsible for
providing$10,000 of the total grant. The fellow will receive a minimum
$50,000 annual stipend.


Deadline for applications: January 31, 2010

Fellowship start dates: by September 1, 2010

Please visit www.mitacs.ca/goto/Elevate for program details and to apply.




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