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color:#1F497D'>See below for &nbsp;fellowship opportunity.&nbsp; Note role of
Ontario residency. </span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span
class=apple-converted-space><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;</span></span><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>Alison Lee
[mailto:alee@mitacs.ca]<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><br>
<b>Sent:</b><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>December 17, 2009
1:27 PM<br>
<b>To:</b><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a
href="mailto:members@sciencepolicy.ca">members@sciencepolicy.ca</a><br>
<b>Subject:</b><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>Postdoc funding</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Hi
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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>I
apologize for the mass email but thought this information might be of interest
to some of you on this committee (see below).&nbsp; Feel free to forward this
information or contact me if you want more information.</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Happy
holidays,</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Alison</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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Lee, Ph. D.</span></b><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Director,
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University<br>
York Lanes, Suite 353</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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Keele Street</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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ON&nbsp; M3J 1P3</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Ph:&nbsp;
416.650.8439</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mitacs.ca/">www.mitacs.ca</a></span><o:p></o:p></p>

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class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a
href="http://www.mitacsaccelerate.ca/">www.mitacsaccelerate.ca</a></span><o:p></o:p></p>

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research count / La recherche, ša compte</span></i><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>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<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><b>80 positions</b><span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>are available for postdoctoral
fellowships at<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><b>Southern
Ontario universities</b>. Each fellowship will be for a one-year term,
renewable for an additional year.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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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.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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offers two types of fellowship programs:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><span
style='mso-list:Ignore'>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span></b><![endif]><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Industrial Fellowship Program</span></b><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>: Targeted towards
PhD holders with an established collaboration with an Ontario-based partner,
and valued at<b>$70,000</b><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>annually.
Fellows are expected to undertake research with their academic supervisor in
collaboration with their partner, who provides a minimum<span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><b>$15,000</b><span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>of the total grant. The fellow will
receive a minimum $60,000 annual stipend.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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</span></span></span></b><![endif]><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Strategic Fellowship Program</span></b><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>: designed for
PhD&#8217;s interested in establishing collaboration with an Ontario based-partner
during their fellowship, and valued at<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><b>$55,000</b><span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>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<b>$10,000</b><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>of the
total grant. The fellow will receive a minimum $50,000 annual stipend.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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for applications:<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><b>January 31,
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href="http://www.mitacs.ca/goto/Elevate">www.mitacs.ca/goto/Elevate</a><span
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