Own the Podium (OTP) Partners for Innovation in High-Performance Sport Research
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For additional information, please refer to the 2015-16 Application Guide.
The purpose of the current partnership between OTP and Mitacs is to build on the momentum gained through OTP’s high-performance sport research initiative supporting Olympic and Paralympic podium performances. A contribution to Canada’s success in Vancouver, London, and Sochi was including talented graduate and post-graduate researchers in order to solve sport performance questions about how we could ‘Own the Podium.’ These interns will be the conduit between the Canadian national teams, sport institutes, and universities to bring together a winning equation for future Olympic and Paralympic Games. The results will impact podium performances and will also contribute to healthy and active lifestyles across the country.
PhD and postdoctoral candidates conducting research in high-performance sport. See 2015-16 Application Guide for more details on major research areas related to OTP targeted Olympic and Paralympic sports.
Up to 10 projects will be selected for funding in the current round.
Maximum Project Value
PhDs: Funding for up to three years (part time) can be requested, for a total value of $30,000 per year (which includes $5,000 per year, which is flexible and can go towards project expenses or an intern stipend).
Post-doctoral candidates: Funding for up to two years full time, for a total value of $55,000 per year, including $5,000 per year, which is flexible and can go towards project expenses or a fellow’s salary.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply