BrainsCAN Mitacs Partnership

BrainsCAN and Mitacs have partnered to support neuroscience researchers, supported by BrainsCAN, who are working to change the way brain diseases and disorders are understood, diagnosed, and treated. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that helps build partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada.

Through this partnership, BrainsCAN and Mitacs will offer unique training and fellowship opportunities to foster collaboration and knowledge mobilization of BrainsCAN’s innovative research. This partnership will enable BrainsCAN faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and full-time graduate students to benefit from Mitacs programs by tapping into BrainsCAN's growing network of industry, community and international academic partners. Through this partnership, BrainsCAN researchers will benefit from increased support for business development and collaboration.

Supporting Collaboration with Industry or Community Partners

  • Mitacs Accelerate
    Mitacs Accelerate supports collaborative research between BrainsCAN faulty, a non-academic partner (Canadian or international industry, or eligible NFPs), and a research intern (full time graduate students or post-doctoral researchers). Faculty get flexible funding for new collaborations, experiential training for your trainees, and a grant starting at $15,000.

  • Mitacs Elevate
    Mitacs Elevate supports the career development of postdoctoral fellows through Canada’s only customized research management training program. Throughout a two-year fellowship, postdoctoral fellows hone their research and professional skills while applying them to a complex project with a partner organization.

Supporting International Collaborations with University Partners

Mitacs Globalink

  • Globalink Research Awards
    Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas. Partner countries include (but are not limited to) Japan, United Kingdom, EU member countries, and Korea. See here for a full list of partner countries.

  • Globalink Research Internships
    The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Tunisia, and Ukraine. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members. Globalink Research Internship alumni interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies are eligible for the Globalink Graduate Fellowship.​

Contact Information:

Erin Azzopardi
Business Development Officer
BrainsCAN, Western University
519-661-2111 x84394

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