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Mitacs/Sepsis Canada Student Awards Competition

Sepsis Canada and Mitacs have partnered together to fund a Student Awards Competition. The purpose of these awards is to encourage Sepsis Canada students and professors to form relationships with partner organizations, through a paid internship for students at partner organizations. The paid internship will allow students to apply their skills and knowledge in a non-academic environment and broaden their professional network. Paid internships must be formed via the Mitacs Accelerate program. Sepsis Canada will provide up to $5,000 in top-up funding to applicants who submit a successful Letter of Intent to Sepsis Canada and subsequently provide proof of a successful Mitacs Accelerate application.

Teams must develop a research project that advances one or more of the following focus areas: 

  • Understanding the causes of sepsis
  • Improving the prevention of sepsis
  • Improving the detection and/or identification of sepsis
  • Improving the management of sepsis
  • Improving rehabilitation from sepsis

Sepsis Canada will top-up eight (8) successful letter of intent applications with up to $5,000 in funding per application. Top-up funding will be awarded to the supervising professor’s institution. Top up funds will be reserved as follows: 

  • $10,000 will be reserved for two (2) projects focused on biomedical research
  • $10,000 will be reserved for two (2) projects focused on clinical research
  • $10,000 will be reserved for two (2) projects focused on health services research
  • $10,000 will be reserved for two (2) projects focused on population health research

The full program guidelines and letter of intent application form are available here. 

Deadline: January 31, 2022