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Extraordinary opportunities

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Research surprises undergrad

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Hands-on experience

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Benefits to You

With over 20 years of experience in the innovation ecosystem, Mitacs helps college, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows access funding, source research placements in their chosen discipline, and gain invaluable hands-on experience by applying their expertise to real-world projects with leaders in industry and not-for-profit organizations.

If you want to be one of the game-changing innovators of tomorrow, you’ll need access to funding, hands-on research experience, a network of potential collaborators, and, most importantly, the opportunity to apply your expertise to real-world projects, so you can grow your potential in new and exciting ways.

Mitacs helps with all those things. 

Tapping into new funding streams is critical in order to drive innovation. That’s why, depending on the project and program, Mitacs can help you secure anywhere from $15,000  to $120,000 in competitive funding, allowing you to devote vital, dedicated time to innovative projects. 

Plus, whether it’s finding a research-related placement in your chosen field or providing invaluable professional-development skills training, Mitacs offers flexible solutions to help college, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows achieve their goals. 

Explore what Mitacs can do for you!

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Our Programs

Mitacs offers a variety of exciting opportunities for collaborative fellowships and internships, which can help grow your research and expand your horizons.

Accelerate

Student or Postdoc

Accelerate allows students and postdocs in any discipline to gain invaluable real-world experience and tap into funding opportunities through internships with partner organizations seeking highly skilled research talent.

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Accelerate Entrepreneur

Student or Postdoc

Accelerate Entrepreneur is a flexible initiative that helps college, undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral entrepreneurs grow their startup, develop the research or technology at its core, and get to market faster.

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Accelerate Fellowship

Student or Postdoc

Accelerate Fellowships give Master’s and PhD students in any discipline the opportunity to apply their skills, access funding and gain invaluable first-hand experience with industry leaders seeking exceptional research talent.

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Accelerate International

Student or Postdoc

Accelerate International allows students and postdoctoral fellows to apply their skills, and gain invaluable first-hand experience, through bilateral research collaborations with academic institutions and partner organizations in Canada and abroad.

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Business Strategy Internship

Student or Postdoc

BSI allows talented post-secondary students and recent graduates to apply their expertise, and gain vital real-world experience, by helping businesses and not-for-profit organizations optimize their operations and achieve their innovation goals.

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Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Student or Postdoc

CSPF allows PhD holders to apply their expertise, earn a salary, and gain invaluable first-hand experience addressing public-policy challenges through an immersive 12-month placement in government host offices.

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Elevate

Student or Postdoc

Elevate is an exciting two-year program that helps talented postdoctoral fellows in any discipline apply their expertise, enhance their skills, and raise their innovation potential through exclusive research opportunities with partner organizations.

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Globalink Graduate Fellowship

Student or Postdoc

The Globalink Graduate Fellowship drives international academic collaboration, and provides $15,000 in financial support to former Globalink interns applying to masters or PhD programs, or postdoctoral fellowships at an eligible Canadian university.

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Globalink Research Internship

Student or Postdoc

The Globalink Research Internship allows international undergraduates from partner countries to undertake 12-week internships — in a variety of academic disciplines, from STEM to humanities and social sciences — in research projects hosted by a Canadian university.

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Globalink Research Award

Student or Postdoc

The Globalink Research Award allows you to grow your potential, expand your innovation horizons, and explore exciting research opportunities abroad by undertaking 12- to 24-week collaborative research projects in any of Mitacs’s partner countries and eligible regions.

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Mitacs Entrepreneur International

Student or Postdoc

Entrepreneur International offers a travel grant to Canadian start-ups that are housed in an incubator or accelerator linked to a post-secondary institution, enabling them to connect with host incubators abroad to explore business-development opportunities in international markets.

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Our Projects

Mitacs has fostered thousands of successful collaborations between organizations and researchers.

Open Projects

Discover exciting opportunities for collaborative research and innovation in every sector and discipline — from STEM to humanities.

Completed Projects

Explore a range of successful Mitacs projects that led to game-changing discoveries, collaborations, and initiatives across Canada.

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