MITACS would like to inform you of two special funding opportunities for 
researchers in Ontario only:

Graduate training schools/Networking events
MITACS invites you to submit a proposal for an industrial graduate training 
school or networking event to be held in 2011. Eligible events should meet 
the following criteria:
Training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in an area of industrial 
need in any academic discipline
Contribution and/or participation of Ontario‚ĄĘs industry
1 day to 2 weeks in length
In an area of provincial importance (bioeconomy and clean technology, 
pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, information and computing 
technology, digital media, advanced health technologies, new and emerging 
sectors)

For more information please click here. Applicants are invited to discuss their 
ideas prior to submitting a proposal by contacting programs@mitacs.ca. 
Proposals should be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event and 
will be evaluated on an on-going basis.

One-Year Enhanced MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships

Enhanced MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are being offered from 
MITACS. They are designed for PhD students enrolled at Ontario universities 
to undertake industrially focused research projects, while also developing 
professional skills. Valued at $40,000 over one year, this program will support 
PhD students pursuing collaborative research with an industrial partner, and 
also offer comprehensive training in professional skills through integrated 
specialized workshops and courses.

MITACS will make up to 40 awards across Ontario universities. Each award is 
of a one-year duration and must commence no later than September 15th, 
2011. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2011. 

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are open to all graduate students 
enrolled in a PhD program at an Ontario university. Eligible industry partners 
must be for-profit companies with operations in Ontario with the ability to 
have the fellowship holder spend time on-site for a portion of the year. The 
partner will contribute $15,000 in cash towards this award (payable to 
MITACS). The student must receive a minimum annual stipend of $30,000 
with the balance of the award (up to $10,000) available to the supervisor to 
cover eligible research costs associated with the fellowship.

Successful applicants will be offered four MITACS Step workshops focused 
on professional development over the course of the year. Course topics 
include project management, networking, presentation skills and 
communication skills. 

For additional information please contact accelerateplus@mitacs.ca or visit 
www.mitacs.ca/goto/acceleratephdfellowship 

Cordially,


Gordana Krcevinac
Director
Fellowships & Institutional 
 Grants Division

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