Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada since 1999. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.

Eligible partners include for-profit organizations and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations and Crown corporations, as long as there is a demonstrable economic or productivity orientation of the proposed research project, such as creating jobs, reducing costs, or increasing productivity.

Submission process: As all Mitacs grants are administered as research grants, OSR internal procedures apply to all programs. Please submit your application package to the responsible OSR contact for review. A completed OSR checklist and Intellectual Property Questionnaire (if applicable) are required prior to institutional signature. The OSR Officer will provide feedback and forward the application to Mitacs.

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Eligible Interns: Master's, PhD, Postdocs

Summary: Scalable research internship projects for graduate students and postdocs

Accelerate Fellowship

Eligible Interns: Master's, PhD

Summary: Longer-term funding and internship option for master’s and PhD students with professional development training.

Accelerate International

Eligible Interns: Master's, PhD Summary: Supports bilateral research collaborations (16-24 weeks) between graduate students, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and around the world..


Eligible Interns: Post-docs

Summary: Two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows undertaking industrially relevant research project.

Eligible Interns: Master's, PhD

Summary: Supports two-way research collaboration between Canada and international research partners.