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Mitacs Accelerate

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The Mitacs Accelerate program provides support for research partnerships including funding for internships. Organizations partner with academic researchers to develop a project proposal and must provide a financial contribution of at least $7,500, which is matched by Mitacs. Projects can include multiple interns and span multiple terms. Interns spend about half the term on site working on the research issue in question and collecting data, and the balance of their time at their university further advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. 


Program Details
  • Six- to eight-week peer review 

  • College students can do 3 four-to-six month internships, master’s students can do up to 6 four-to-six month internships, PhD students can do up to 12, and postdocs can do up to 9. While undergraduates, other university students (ex. diploma programs), and recent graduates can do up to 3 four-to-six month internships. 

  • The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship supports longer-term projects for master’s and PhD students 

  • Internships start at four months 

  • Spend approximately 50% of the internship with the academic institution and 50% with the partner organization 

  • Submit a final report and exit survey summarizing project results and experiences 

  • Follow the Accelerate Code of Conduct 

  • Apply your skills in a non-academic environment 

  • Get a stipend/salary starting at $10,000 per four-month period 

  • Build out your CV with peer-reviewed research

Funding

Partner contribution starts at $7,500 per internship unit (4-6 months), which results in a $15,000 research award. Of the $15,000 award, the intern will receive a minimum $10,000 stipend/salary. If a project has 6 or more internship units with 3 or more interns, it is possible for the partner organization to contribute $6,000 per internship unit instead. This will receive a $13,300 research award with a $10,000 minimum stipend to the intern.

Application Period

Applications are accepted year-round.

Eligible Applicants
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