Mitacs works actively with partner organizations in the North to create research and training programs that promote Indigenous community engagement. 

We build partnerships that achieve your innovation goals. 

For over 20 years, Mitacs has been a leader in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. With the support of federal and provincial governments, post-secondary institutions, industry, and not-for-profit partners, Mitacs has invested millions of dollars to fund projects in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, helping researchers to make an impact in the wider community and contribute to the betterment of Canada and its Northern peoples. 

Over the past five years, we, through partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have supported over 200 social sciences and humanities (SSH) collaborations with not-for-profit organizations. This partnership, and increased representation from SSH disciplines, demonstrates Mitacs’s commitment to supporting innovation across all areas of research. Through our Accelerate and Elevate programs, researchers collaborate with not-for-profit organizations and companies, expand their professional networks, and gain career experience. 

Find new funding sources, national and international research collaborations, and training opportunities.

Gain research experience and build partnerships beyond academia. Mitacs Accelerate supports research collaborations with an industry or a not-for-profit partner, starts at four months and $15,000, and can scale up as much as you need. Accelerate’s flexible design supports cross-disciplinary projects, international collaborations, and longer-term funding for graduate students. Accelerate applications are open to participants in all disciplines and sectors and are accepted any time.

Elevate provides a novel answer to “What are you doing after your PhD?” As an Elevate fellow, you will get two years of customized management training and competitive funding as you lead a project with an industry or a not-for-profit partner. Elevate issues a call for applications approximately twice a year. Your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $30,000.

Build and strengthen your global research network with Mitacs Globalink. The program supports a variety of international collaborations, including travel abroad for students at Canadian universities, mobility of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows between Canada and various eligible countries, and hosting international students at Canadian universities.

Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
Play a role bridging academic research and governmental science policy. PhD holders and faculty in all disciplines can apply to the fellowship, which places applicants with a government department or agency to contribute to evidence-informed policy. The call for applications opens in November with each 12-month cohort starting the following September.


Mitacs will be at Congress 2021 virtually

Visit our virtual booth!

Take a virtual visit to our booth to learn how we can support your research and career. You can find our booth at the Congress Expo from May 27 to June 4, 2021.

We are hosting two workshops. We hope to see you there!

CV to Resume – Feedback and working session

Whether you already have a polished resume or are just wrapping your head around turning that eight-page CV into an effective career-building-tool, you’ll be sure to get a lot out of this year’s Career Corner session. We’ll go through the basics, provide you with resources for writing/editing your documents, and answer as many questions as we can during our time together. The workshop will take place on June 2, 2021 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm MT (1:00 pm-2:00 pm EST).

Developing research partnership in Canada’s North — opportunities and challenges: how social sciences can contribute. Northern Relations panel session. 

This session explores applied research partnerships between Mitacs, academia, and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, where sociocultural and socioeconomic sensitivity are required. Speakers will describe their process of developing relationships, working in co-construction, ensuring research is driven by the needs of community as well as the importance of youth involvement, capacity building, and knowledge mobilization. They will describe the development of these partnerships as well as the organizational, financial, and educational supports, and highlight a number of key partnership projects with particular relevance to the social sciences and humanities. The presentations will be available to view at leisure prior to a live Q&A session that will take place on June 3, 2021 event from 9:00 am-10:30 am MT (11:00 am-12:30 pm EST). Attendees will be invited to submit questions in advance, or can submit questions from the virtual floor during the session. 

What are other researchers doing with our support?

Mitacs is committed to supporting innovative research across all disciplines, and we’re pleased to share a small sample of notable projects within the SSH disciplines: 


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

Our projects database has over 12,000 current and past Mitacs-funded research projects in all disciplines across Canada. Search our project database to find examples of research funded in your field.

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