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Mitacs Accelerate Program

Research Admin Offices:

  • MILO

Funding Type:



Funding starts at $15,000, and the partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $7,500.


  • Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities



Internal Deadline:


Sponsor Deadline:



Mitacs Accelerate offers short and long-term funding internships for master’s students, PhD candidates, and postdoctoral fellows. Projects can range from a 4-month period to multi-year, multi-institutional, and multi-applicant engagements. Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills. Interested applicants can apply for the Accelerate program at any time. Please see the Mitacs website for Accelerate program guidelines.

Additional Program Information:

Canada’s premiere research internship program provides interns with the opportunity to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise. Interns spend approximately half their time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible.


  • Full-time students and post-doctoral fellows at Mitacs partner colleges and universities in Canada
  • Full-time graduate students in select Mitacs partner countries (visit the  Accelerate International  tab for more details)
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students over the age of 18
  • All academic disciplines
  • Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organizations operating in Canada
  • Under the Accelerate Entrepreneur initiative, eligible intern-owned start-ups at approved incubators. Contact to confirm your start-up’s eligibility.
  • For-profit businesses operating outside of Canada




To Apply, contact Bertha Monrose, Contracts Advisor, MILO at or extension 22416.