Mitacs supports graduate student research and professional development in all academic disciplines. If you’re a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or international student in a master’s or PhD program, you’re eligible to apply. We’re a national non-profit organization that has worked with thousands of grad students for more than 15 years.


Taking innovative crowdsourcing to the next level

Keeping an eye on climate change

Investigating the philosophy behind near living architecture

Scorpion device takes the sting out of earthquakes

London based company sees the value in research partnership


During your graduate program, you can get: 


$10,000+ for research with a partner organization


Professional development training to increase employability


$5,000 in travel funding to do research abroad



Kathryn Battista, Mitacs Accelerate intern, Western University

“Everything I learned through my entire internship set me up and gave me the experience I needed for my new job.”

Steven Lam, Globalink Research Award recipient, University of Guelph

“With the assistance of the Globalink Research Award, I have had an incredible opportunity to put my passion to work.”


Grad student outcomes with Mitacs Accelerate

Most interns feel more employable and attribute a better starting position due to the professional experience and an expanded network.

  • 96% of interns would recommend Mitacs Accelerate to fellow grad students
  • 46% of Mitacs Accelerate interns working in the private sector were hired by their partner company
  • 14% of interns have started their own companies

Source: Mitacs Accelerate: Impact on Former Interns (April 2014)

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