Mitacs Accelerate Graduate Students

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Deadline: No Deadline

Amount: 15,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External

Citizenship: Canadian, International, Permanent Resident

Program(s): Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, Master of Counselling, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Nursing, Master of Science, Master of Science (Management), PhD in Education


  • on-going


  • $15,000/year for 4-6 months 


  • graduate students; Canadian, PR, international 


Through Mitacs-Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern (a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner.

  • Interns spend approximately half of the time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.
  • Open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, projects can span a wide range of areas, including: manufacturing, technical innovation, business processes, IT, social sciences, design, and more.


University & Intern

  • No deadlines: applications are accepted at any time
  • Application process: simple, easy, and quick; typically approved within four to six weeks
  • Not a competition
  • International students and Post-Docs are eligible
  • Real-world exposure: interns and faculty apply the latest tools and innovations to real issues.
  • Funding provided to support the intern’s research


Application Instructions:

Follow the MITACS Accelerate Internship Application.docx; submit completed applications to ORIS.
All completed and signed applications will be submitted  direct to Mitacs as per their instructions.


For information and application please visit Mitacs Accelerate website