Mitacs Accelerate International supports bilateral research collaborations between graduate students, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and around the world. Students at Canadian universities can undertake projects in any country; students from Mitacs's five partner countries can undertake projects in Canada (see "Eligibility of interns travelling to Canada" below). 

Accelerate projects with international travel to and/or from Canada have additional requirements from domestic Canadian projects:

  • College students are not eligible to participate in Accelerate projects with international travel
  • Applicants should submit their completed proposal package at least 16 weeks prior to the planned start date
  • Interns travelling abroad (either to or from Canada) must attend any pre-departure orientations as mandated by their home university
  • Most Accelerate interns are paid by the participating Canadian university; Interns will be notified of alternative arrangements of payment in their outcome letter, if applicable.

For projects with international travel, you can submit the following documents after the submission of the proposal; however, funds will not be released until Mitacs receives these forms.

For travel abroad: 

For travel to Canada: 


Eligibility of interns travelling to Canada
 

International graduate students from the following countries can participate in Accelerate projects in Canada: 

France

  • Open to: full-time graduate students (M2 and PhD levels) at French universities
  • Citizenship: French citizens, permanent residents, or international students
  • Required participants: student, French academic supervisor, Canadian academic supervisor, Canadian industry partner
  • Offered in partnership with Campus France
  • How to apply: Contact etude.recherche@campusfrance.org for support during the project set-up and application process

Israel

  • Research projects must be feasibility studies, evaluating the technical and business merit of conducting a full-scale collaborative R&D project between the two participating companies
  • Open to: full-time graduate students at Israeli universities
  • Citizenship: Israeli citizens
  • Required participants: student, Israeli academic supervisor, Canadian academic supervisor, Israeli industry partner, Canadian industry partner
  • Applicants must include a Feasibility Study proposal as part of their application package
  • Deliverables must include a CIIRDF Feasibility Study Report
  • Offered in partnership with the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation  (CIIRDF)
  • How to apply: Contact Avner Montemayor, CIIRDF,  at amontemayor@ciirdf.ca for support during the project set-up and application process

Mexico

  • Open to: full-time graduate students (master's and PhD) with a CONACYT scholarship at a Mexican university with an accredited program in CONACYT’s PNPC
  • Citizenship: Mexican citizens
  • Required participants: student, Mexican academic supervisor, Canadian academic supervisor, Canadian industry partner
  • Offered in partnership with the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología  (CONACYT)
  • How to apply: Contact Pablo Rojo Calzada at projo@conacyt.mx for support during the project set-up and application process

Norway

  • Open to: full-time graduate students (master’s and PhD levels) at Norwegian higher education institutions
  • Citizenship: Norwegian citizens or international students
  • Offered in partnership with the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
  • How to apply: Contact SIU at noram@siu.no for support during the project set-up and application process

Saudi Arabia

  • Open to: full-time graduate students (master’s and PhD) at Saudi Arabian universities
  • Citizenship: Saudi Arabian citizens
  • Required participants: student, Saudi Arabian academic supervisor, Canadian academic supervisor, Canadian industry partner
  • Offered in partnership with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education
  • How to apply: Contact the Saudi Cultural Bureau in Canada at AcademicRelations@saudibureau.org during the project set-up and application process