Mitacs – Own the Podium Partners for Innovation in High-Performance Sport Research 2015-16

Sponsor

Mitacs

Program

Own the Podium (OTP) Partners for Innovation in High-Performance Sport Research

For More Information

For additional information, please refer to the 2015-16 Application Guide.

Description

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.

Eligibility

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.

Funding Availability

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.

Indirect Costs

0%

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

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External Deadline

Applicants submit Letters of Interest directly to Dr. Jon Kolb at Jon.Kolb@ownthepodium.org.

If invited by OTP/Mitacs to prepare a full application, please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca by June 12, 2015.

How to Apply

 


For Questions, please contact

Jon Kolb, PhD
Director, Sport Science, Medicine and Innovation
85 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Tel.: (403) 202.6559
jonkolb@ownthepodium.org

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56927
acclarke@uoguelph.ca

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