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 not-for-profit organization that has worked with thousands of grad students for more than 19 years. During your graduate program, you can:


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


Broaden your research experience with Mitacs Accelerate

  • Get $15,000 in funding for research with a partner organization in Canada or abroad
  • Open to projects with industry and not-for-profit partners
  • Research proposals are accepted anytime
  • Internships start at four months and can scale up
  • Five steps to finding an industry partner
  • Watch the Research Partnerships 101 webinar (registration required)

Build on your university learning with professional development training


Build an international research network with the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

  • Get $6,000 in travel funding to conduct research at universities overseas
  • Destinations now include Australia, China, EU member countries, Japan, and the United States, and many more
  • Research projects last 12–24-weeks
  • Applications are accepted any time. We encourage you to apply at least 16 weeks prior to your travel
  • Four ways to find a professor for a Globalink Research Award
  • Work on a six-month paid placement with a company you know or apply to a posting
  • Salaries range from $20,000 to $25,000
  • Open to post-secondary graduates, 15 to 30 years of age
  • Learn more about green jobs with Career Connect



Research Internship Opportunities

Find project ideas submitted by Canadian businesses who are seeking interns. If you are interested, confirm your eligibility and ensure you have your academic supervisor's support before applying.

Browse internship postings here



Why Mitacs?




Contact a Mitacs Representative

We have more than 36 offices across Canada and a coast-to-coast business development team dedicated to helping students and professors. You can contact a Mitacs representative at your university to discuss funding and program opportunities.

Find your local representative here