An intern spends a minimum of 4 or 6 months — or one unit— on a research and development project.
The intern spends a minimum of 25% of their time at the partner organization site working directly with employees of the partner.
Each unit can have a total stipend value of $10 000, $15 000, or $20 000. Mitacs covers 50% of the unit's value; the remaining amount is provided by the partner organization. For the $15 000 and $20 000 unit values, up to $5000 can be used for eligible project support expenses.
Mitacs projects are modular, and can be modified to fit different budgets, timelines, and scales.