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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Congress 2017

May 27-June 2, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario

Mark your calendars for the 86th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Congress 2017 is hosted by Ryerson University and organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference will feature Canada’s largest academic trade show and a week of accompanying programming. This year’s theme is “The Next 150, On Indigenous Lands.”

Events hosted by Mitacs

Join us on May 31, 2017, for a panel session on public policy making and the role of the social sciences and humanities, as well a Career Corner workshop for grad students and postdocs. We look forward to seeing you there.

This workshop is aimed at social sciences and humanities (SSH) graduate students who are interested in career opportunities outside academia or want to apply their research in a collaborative internship or fellowship with a partner organization. It will challenge participants’ perceptions about the value of SSH research and degrees, provide tools, techniques, and resources, such as Mitacs, to help them identify viable projects and internship prospects outside their universities. Participants will also receive a free follow-up online workshop after Congress on June 8, 2017. More details about the training will be available at Congress.


  • Catherine Maybrey, PhD, Career Coach
  • Jillian Hatnean, Director, Mitacs Business Development

When: May 31, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Where: MAC_Mattamy 4102-Alumni Lounge, Ryerson University, Toronto


The federal government is committed to ensuring that research is factored into the policy-making process, and even created the role of Chief Science Advisor to prove it — but what does this all mean for the social sciences and humanities (SSH)? Join us at the Mitacs panel to explore how and why SSH perspectives are essential to Canadian policy making. Our panel, featuring Canadian Science Policy Fellows and a participating government department, will discuss the crucial expertise that SSH disciplines bring to policy making and how that expertise can help inform critical policy decisions over the next 150 years.


  • Donna Kirkwood, Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
  • Marie Claire Brisbois, Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow, Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources
  • Aaron Franks, Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

When: May 31, 2017

Time: 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.

Where: MAC_Mattamy–Congress Hub–Expo Event Space, Ryerson University, Toronto


Relive Congress 2016

     - Read our blog on the topic


Relive Congress 2015


We look forward to Congress 2017 in Toronto!

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                            


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Congress Expo

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


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final 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.

Join us at the 3MT finals on June 1, 2017 at Congress 2017. 


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