Mitacs Postdoc Programs

JDRF Canada-Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Overview: JDRF Canada and Mitacs are pleased to announce the launch of the The JDRF Canada-Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Type 1 Diabetes. Fellowships will support postdoctoral scholars affiliated with academic institutions to conduct promising research with industry partners that are driving new therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D) towards the clinic. Fellows will share their time between academic institutions and eligible industry partner organizations.

Important Dates:

Letter of Intent application deadline: March 24, 2023
Applicants notified of outcome of stage 1 review: May 1, 2023
Stage 2 application deadline: June 9, 2023
Notice of decision: anticipated August/September 2023
Funding start date: Fall 2023 — start no earlier than September 4, 2023, no later than December 1, 2023 (extensions may be possible in certain circumstances)

Program Objectives:

  1. Provide support for talented scientists at an early stage of their career to gain experience in an industry environment focused on T1D research & development, in any area relevant to JDRF’s global research strategy;
  2. Expand and retain talent in the T1D research field in Canada;
  3. Foster academic-industry collaborations that will drive new advancements to the T1D community.

Links: JDRF Canada-Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program description

Mitacs Accelerate

Overview: These fellowships are designed to support a collaboration with industry or a not-for-profit organization.

Duration: Up to 3 years

Value: $60,000/year ($45,000 yearly stipend, $15,000 yearly research costs)

More information can be found here.

Mitacs Elevate

Overview: Build your career through this competitive two-year research management training program and postdoctoral fellowship.

More information can be found here.

Mitacs Globalink

Overview: Globalink offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners.

More information can be found here.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Overview: Working with government decision makers and stakeholders, postdoctoral fellows contribute their research expertise and analytical skills to inform policy actions. Fellows’ participation in policy activities provides them with the direct training and experience to address challenges of national public importance.

More information can be found here.

Entrepreneur International

Overview: Mitacs Entrepreneur International offers travel grants to Canadian start-ups housed in an incubator linked to an academic institution.

More information can be found here.

Business Strategy Internship

Overview: The Business Strategy Internship (BSI) provides $10,000 or $15,000 to postdocs who develop innovative projects designed to help an organization thrive.

More information can be found here.