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UBCO RPIF Deadline

Please ensure a minimum of 5 working days for administrative review.

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Program Description

Applicants seeking support from both an Alliance Advantage grant and a Mitacs Accelerate grant can apply through a streamlined submission and review process. This joint funding opportunity allows applicants to leverage cash contributions from partners for funding from both NSERC and Mitacs. Applicants must complete an Alliance Advantage application and include a Mitacs supplemental application form. As in all Mitacs internships, a cash contribution from an eligible partner is required.

Additional requirements Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate grants

Applications require the following information when outlining the training of HQP in the Alliance template:

  • 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
  • A description of how the internship partner organization is committed to providing supervision and mentorship to the interns
  • An explanation of how the number of Mitacs interns and the number of internship units are appropriate to the scope of the project

You must also provide the breakdown of funds requested from both NSERC and Mitacs in support of HQP, including Mitacs interns, in the Proposed expenditures/budget justification.

Mitacs supplemental form: Contact your Mitacs advisor for instructions and support for the Mitacs supplemental application form.  Upload the Mitacs supplemental form as a PDF attachment to the Other documents section of the Alliance grants form 101. Note that the Mitacs supplemental form should also be provided to Mitacs.

Partner contributions form: To capture Mitacs’ contributions to the project in Form 101, you must complete a partner contributions form (joint call funding partner) outlining Mitacs’ contributions on a yearly basis. Please ensure that you select the Joint call funding partner contributions form in the online system to correctly enter the contributions. In the contact section, provide the name of your local Mitacs advisor and the email of the Mitacs Research Office (grant-management@mitacs.ca). Note that it can up to 6 weeks for this form to be authorized by Mitacs once the NSERC application is finalized. ORS cannot submit the application until Mitacs authorizes the form.

NSERC and Mitacs will communicate funding decisions to the applicants under separate cover, and NSERC funds will not be released until Mitacs funding arrives at the University.

Applications can be submitted anytime. Note that all applications with private sector partners must include a validated National Security Risk Assessment form, to be included when submitting an RPIF. Only 1 RPIF is required per project, and should include all NSERC, Mitacs, and partner contributions.

Full Program Terms

Proposal Development Support

For support in preparing a UBCO-led application, please get in touch with the contact below:

Denise Maines


How to Apply

Submission guidelines for Alliance Grants.

Last updated: 2024-02-21 02:47