Catalyzing Innovation Across Canada

Mitacs is a national independent non-profit funding agency that powers research & development creation by connecting private sector with the best post-secondary institutions to solve organizational challenges — in Canada and internationally. For 20 years, Mitacs has funded cutting-edge research, created job opportunities for graduate students and helped companies reach their goals, achieving results that have bolstered the Canadian economy and impact.

They act as a catalyzing force in the Canadian innovation ecosystem, providing  funding for projects — up to 55% — and connecting highly trained researchers with the businesses, non-for-profits, municipalities and hospitals that need them. Mitacs is passionate about developing the next generation of researchers helping to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy, and provides guidance, training, and support for all academic disciplines and industry sectors. 


Mitacs Program Information


Explore fully funded international collaboration opportunities for students of any level or discipline.

  • Globalink Research Award
  • Globalink Research Internships
  • Globalink Graduate Fellowship


A competitive two year postdoctoral fellowship with an exclusive professional development curriculum component.

  • Collaborative projects involving a postdoc, faculty member, and eligible partner
  • Partner covers part of the internship, typically 50%
  • Two calls for proposals per year


Supports collaborative research projects between eligible partner organizations, a faculty member, and a student, postdoctoral, or recent graduate intern.

  • Projects tackle research problems from any discipline or sector
  • Results can be published, or included in a thesis (with partner approval)
  • Flexible project scale beginning at 4 months
  • Can be used by eligible student entrepreneurs to fund research at their own company


Business Strategy Internship (BSI)

Supports collaborative innovation projects with eligible partner organizations, a faculty member, and a student, postdoctoral, or recent graduate intern.

  • Projects must improve the products, processes, or services of the partner organization
  • Open to all disciplines and sectors
  • Flexible project scale beginning at 4 months  


Open Projects Page

Apply today to open paid research position postings across Canada in any discipline. Standard Accelerate eligibility criteria apply. 

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