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Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 16:15:23 -0700
From: MITACS ACCELERATE <internships@mitacs.ca>
To: "mccann@math.utoronto.ca" <mccann@math.utoronto.ca>
Subject: New Opportunity for PhD students through MITACS Accelerate

Dear Dr. McCann,

MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowships are a new offering from MITACS designed for PhD
students enrolled at Ontario universities to undertake industrially-focused research
projects while developing professional skills to enhance their non-academic career
opportunities. Valued at $40,000 over one year, this program will support PhD
students pursuing thesis work including collaborative research with an industrial
partner, and also offer comprehensive training in professional skills through
integrated specialized workshops and courses.

MITACS will make awards across Ontario universities with the final allocation
dependent on the number and quality of applications received and funding available.
Each award is for a one-year duration and must commence no later than September
15th, 2010.  The deadline for applications is June 30th, 2010.

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 six 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<mailto:accelerateplus@mitacs.ca> or go to


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