Whatever the discipline, Mitacs supports students, postdocs, and faculty in research & training programs in Canada and abroad. 

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.

In the five years since its creation, our partnership with SSHRC has supported over 200 social sciences and humanities (SSH) collaborations with not-for-profit organizations. This partnership, and increased representation from SSH disciplines, demonstrates our 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 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.

The program that provides a novel answer to “What are you doing after your PhD?” As an Elevate fellow, you’ll get two years of customized management training and competitive funding as you lead a project with a partner. Elevate issues a call for applications approximately twice a year. In addition to their exclusive training, approved recipients receive a stipend starting at $110,000. The program is open to postdocs in all disciplines, and Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international PhD holders can apply.

Build and strengthen your global research network with Mitacs Globalink. The program supports a variety of international collaborations, including travel abroad for Canadian students 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. 

Boost your resume with the online and on-site courses that can help you get noticed — and hired. Mitacs Training courses teach skills such as project management, professionalism, and communication, in an interactive learning environment with small class sizes. Sessions are offered at no charge to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered at Canadian universities.


Mitacs will be at Congress 2020 in London, Ontario. 

Visit our booth to learn how we can support your research and career. You can find our booth at the Congress Expo from May 29 to June 4, 2020. Expo will be housed in the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC). 

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

CV to Resume – Feedback and working session

Build your CV into a resume that will get attention! Get in-person expert and peer feedback on your resume. 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.The workshop will take place on May 31, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

What’s next for your social science and/or humanities degree?

As a social science and/or humanities (SSH) graduate student or PhD holder, are you wondering what next steps might look like as you build your career? This Mitacs session aims to position and challenge perceptions of the value of SSH research and degrees outside of academia. Gain tools, techniques, and resources to broaden your ability to identify collaborative research and career prospects that build on your academic experience. The workshop will take place on May 31, 2020 from 15:30 p.m. to 17:00 p.m.

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: 

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 7,000 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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We look forward to seeing you at Congress 2020 in London!