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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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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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.”

Stay tuned for Mitacs events at Congress. We look forward to seeing you there.


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                            


Read more stories about researchers’ impacts on Canada and the world


Why Mitacs?


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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 at Congress 2017. We’ll update this page with more information as soon as it’s available.


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