We believe your research has the potential to shape Canada’s future

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that delivers research and training programs to students and postdocs in all disciplines. We help emerging researchers build partnerships that support social and industrial innovation.

Our SSHRC partnership, now in its third year, has supported over 100 social science and humanities researchers working with partner organizations. Through our Accelerate and Elevate programs, researchers collaborate with not-for-profit organizations and companies, expand their professional networks, and gain career experience.

Support your research and career development with Mitacs

Our programs foster research collaborations in Canada and around the world.

Add another stamp to your passport and take your research abroad.

Research problems arise beyond universities every day — and you could have the solution to one of them. Collaborate with an industry or not-for-profit partner on a short- or long-term project.

The program that provides a new answer to “What are you doing after your PhD?” Get two years of customized management training as you lead a project with a partner.

Training (formerly Mitacs Step)
Even research experts need transferable professional skills. Boost your resume with online and on-site workshops that can help you get noticed — and hired.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
Test drive a career in policy with this new program. Bring your expertise to a government department or agency, as a postdoc or faculty member.


What are other researchers doing with our support?

Partnering with children’s gaming start-up to communicate social issues

Investigating the history of French sequential photography     

Uncovering knowledge about ancient indigenous communities                            

Read more stories about researchers’ impacts on Canada and the world


Want to see examples of research projects and collaborations in your discipline?

Our projects database has over 6, 5000 current and past Mitacs-funded research projects in all disciplines across Canada. 

Search our project database to find examples of research in your field.


Why Mitacs?


Congress 2018

May 26-June 1, 2018 in Regina, Saskatchewan

Join us on May 30, 2018 for a Career Corner workshop for grad students and postdocs.

This workshop is aimed at social sciences and humanities graduate students who are interested in career opportunities outside academia or want to undertake a research collaboration with a non-academic partner. The facilitator will provide tools, techniques, and resources (including Mitacs) to help participants identify viable projects and internship prospects outside their universities.

The workshop will take place on May 30, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. We hope to see you there. 


Congress Expo

Meet with Mitacs! Stop by our Congress booth and say hello.


Canadian Political Science Association’s 3MT® competition

We’re a proud sponsor of the Canadian Political Science Association’s 3MT® competition, where participants have three minutes to present their graduate research to non-specialist judges. The finals will take place during the 2018 CPSA Conference at Congress in Regina. Stay tuned for more details.


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We look forward to seeing you at Congress 2018 in Regina!