Information Session: MITACS funding for social sciences and humanities research


The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to invite McGill researchers, graduate students and administrators to an information session about

 MITACS funding for social sciences and humanities research

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: James Administration Building, Room 302

Mitacs is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that offers research training opportunities for students and postdocs, and helps researchers to extend their international and intersectoral research collaborations.

Open to all disciplines, Mitacs has recently included certain not-for-profit organizations and Crown corporations as eligible partners for collaborative research projects. This change is especially relevant to researchers working in the social sciences and humanities as potential collaborators may now originate from economic development organizations, industry associations, and social welfare and charitable organizations.

This information session, hosted by Rebecca Reich, Director of Business Development, will present the numerous funding opportunities Mitacs offers to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, and provide details on projects that have successfully used these programs.

Discussion will center on the following programs:


·         Mitacs Accelerate and Elevate 

Through the Mitacs Accelerate and Mitacs Elevate programs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows lead and undertake a research project relevant to an industry or non-for-profit partner. This on-site research is expected to account for approximately 50% of the intern's time during the period of the internship. The intern will then spend the remaining time at his/her home university with their supervising professor, evaluating the best techniques or methodologies to be applied to the identified research issue.

·         Mitacs Globalink

The Mitacs Globalink program provides funding for bi-lateral student exchanges to and from countries such as Brazil, China, France, Germany, India,  Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Vietnam, Germany, Australia, Japan, Israel and South Korea.  Projects can range between 3-6 months and involve university or industrial research projects.

We will accept questions ahead of time so that information can be incorporated into the session, and to help guide discussion.

For the Faculty of Arts:
lauren.clark [at] (Lauren Clark), Grants Officer, ext. 4880

For all other Faculties:
joanna.mastalerek [at] (Joanna Mastalerek), Grants Officer, ext. 7330


*Light refreshments will be served.*

Please RSVP to OSR before August 28th, 2015 at the following link.


*Please note that participants will be notified if the session should be cancelled due to insufficient attendance.*

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