Accelerate is the flagship program of Mitacs, and is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines. Accelerate interns will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry on research-focused projects. (Student entrepreneurs should contact Mitacs about a special opportunity to apply for funding for their own startups under this program.) Projects can range from four months up to 5 years in length, with funding starting at $10,000. Applications are accepted throughout the year on a non-competitive basis.
Elevate is a competitive two-year fellowship for postdoctoral fellows (PDFs), where participants undertake a research project with an industry partner. The program provides PDFs with experiential training in R&D through an industry-academic research collaboration, as well as leadership training and business acumen through the program’s training curriculum. Applications are open twice a year, and are selected from across Canada on a competitive basis.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA)
The Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas. (This award is also open to students and postdoctoral fellows currently studying at foreign universities to conduct research in Canada.) For more information, please visit the following pages for incoming students and outgoing students. This award is open year-round for applications on a competitive basis.
Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI)
The Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from all disciplines. BSI interns will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry on innovation and development-focused projects. Innovation-based projects are those aimed at improving products and services, processes, or the organization as a whole. Projects can range from four months up to 5 years in length, with funding starting at $10,000. Applications are accepted throughout the year on a non-competitive basis.
Mitacs Program Eligibility and Funding
|Name of Program/Type of Intern||Accelerate||BSI||Globalink||Elevate|
|Graduate Student||✓||✓||✓||Not eligible|
|Undergraduate Student||✓||✓||✓||Not eligible|
|Part-time Student||✓||✓||Not eligible||Not eligible|
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