Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that helps industry and non-profit partners solve strategic challenges by leveraging Canada’s world-class post-secondary talent and a global network of industry, academic, and government partnerships. Through these collaborations, Mitacs helps business and community partners succeed, improves students’ on-the-job skills development, and strengthens Canada’s world-class innovation ecosystem.

Mitacs Accelerate offers student internships to graduate and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines to collaborate with industry on research or development-focused projects. Four-month units can be combined, either for a longer internship, a cluster grant with many interns, or a post-doc fellowship. Applications accepted throughout the year. 

Mitacs Elevate is a two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows (PDFs), where participants lead and undertake a research project with an industry partner. The program provides PDFs with experiential training in R&D through their industry-academic research collaboration and leadership training and business acumen through the program’s training curriculum. 

Mitacs Globalink provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas; and for International students and postdoctoral scholars to conduct research in Canada. For more information please visit the following pages for incoming students and outgoing students or contact 

Please be aware that any research involving human participants requires ethics review by the University of Calgary prior to starting the research (e.g., conducting interviews, administering surveys, conducting behavioural experiments, etc.). For more information about research ethics, please visit

Mitacs Business Development Specialists provide support to University of Calgary Faculty members and students considering applying for Mitacs programs. For more information or to get started on an application please reach out to: 
Angelo Nwigwe

Research Services Office