Mitacs funding opportunities topic of next Building Better Research webinar

Brock University students, recent graduates and post-doctoral fellows are eligible for a variety of programs offered through Mitacs that support research partnerships and international connections.  

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments with a mandate to help spur research and innovation to support the Canadian economy.  

An online presentation planned for Wednesday, Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. will discuss available programs, the types of projects considered for funding, benefits to academics and students, and the resources and support available through Brock.  

The Introduction to Mitacs session is part of the Building Better Research professional development series offered jointly by the Office of Research Services and the Brock University Library to enhance research efforts at the University. 

Greg MacNeill, Brock’s Mitacs Business Development Officer, will lead the presentation and discuss several Mitacs funding opportunities, including: 

  • Mitacs’ flagship program, Accelerate, which supports research partnerships. 
  • Paid internships that span the gap between academia and non-academic partners, such as for-profit companies, not-for-profits, hospitals and municipalities.  
  • The Globalink suite of programs that support international travel for students and post-doctoral fellows to many international academic institutions. 
  • Support for startups working with university-linked incubators to build international connections.

“These collaborations provide students and post-docs with funded opportunities to expand their professional network and gain experience outside the normal academic setting, all while doing work that can be included in their thesis research,” said MacNeill. 

Examples of current and past Mitacs-funded projects are available on the Mitacs website. 

Brock faculty and students interested in attending the Introduction to Mitacs can register via ExperienceBU. 

Upcoming Building Better Research sessions, including the five presentations planned for November, are listed on the series web page. 

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