Mitacs Accelerate Graduate Students

Award Quick Look

Deadline: No Deadline

Amount: $15,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • 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 in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies


  • 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