NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate Grants

By mmuise
Description:

Joint NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grants support projects of varying scale and complexity, from short-term smaller projects involving one researcher to long-term projects involving researchers across several universities, and from one-on-one collaborations with a single partner organization directly involved in the research to projects involving many partner organizations across multiple sectors. This joint funding opportunity allows applicants to leverage cash contributions from partners for funding from both NSERC and Mitacs.


Comments on Funding:

No other details available.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants:

  • must be Canadian university researchers eligible to receive NSERC funds;
  • meet both NSERC’s and Mitacs’ eligibility criteria when the application is submitted and when funding is released;
  • can apply independently or as a team with co-applicants who are also eligible academic researchers;
  • must have at least one partner organization (in the private, public or not-for-profit sector) whose cash contributions will be recognized for cost-sharing, but other partner organizations who play an important role in the research project may be included in the application, whether or not their cash contributions are recognized for cost-sharing.

    As in all Mitacs internships, a cash contribution from an eligible partner is required. Mitacs internships cannot be the only mechanism for highly qualified personnel (HQP) training in the joint proposal; HQP should also be supported by NSERC funds.
Application Steps:

1. Applicants must:

a) make a joint submission through NSERC’s online system;

b) contact their local Mitacs business development representative to obtain the Mitacs supplemental application form before starting their application;

c) complete the Alliance application forms, including the Alliance proposal template following the instructions for completing an Alliance grants application;

d) submit the completed proposal template and supporting documents, including the personal data form with CCV attachment for the applicant and all co-applicants, and the Mitacs supplemental application form, through NSERC’s online system;

e) complete a partner contributions form that indicates Mitacs as a joint call funding partner. Note that Mitacs should be invited to confirm its support of the application using the contributions form. Please contact a Mitacs business development representative for further guidance on how to complete this form.

f) complete the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships risk assessment form for all Alliance grants applications involving one or more partner organizations from the private sector as of July 12, 2021.



2. Mitacs will undertake a preliminary administrative assessment of the Accelerate application to determine applicant, partner organization and project eligibility before the applicant submits their application to NSERC. Applicants must contact their local Mitacs business development representative for details on this process.

3. The joint proposal that applicants submit will undergo a single review process at NSERC, the lead agency.

4. Funding decisions will be made jointly by NSERC and Mitacs. NSERC will communicate Alliance funding decisions to applicants while Mitacs will communicate Accelerate funding decisions under separate cover.

5. If their application is approved for funding, applicants will receive an award letter from NSERC, and they must adhere to the terms and conditions set out in it. They will also receive an outcome letter from Mitacs, and they must adhere to the terms and conditions set out in it.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. Form 100A – Personal data form with CCV attachment;
2. Form 101 – Application for a grant;
3. Mitacs Accelerate supplemental application and budget spreadsheet;
4. the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships risk assessment form for all Alliance grants applications involving one or more partner organizations from the private sector as of July 12, 2021.
NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate applications require the following information when outlining the training of highly qualified personnel (HQP):
1. a description of the role of the Mitacs interns in the research project, and an explanation of the quality of the research-based training experiences provided to the interns;
2. description of how the internship partner organization is committed to providing supervision and mentorship to the interns;
3. an explanation of how the number of Mitacs interns and the number of internship units are appropriate to the scope of the project.

Other Things to Note:

Link it to NSERC's Alliance grants entry and to Mitacs' Accelerate entry.

Date Modified: 2023-06-23

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