Are part-time students eligible?

In order to participate in any Mitacs program, it is preferred that interns have full-time student or postdoctoral status at their academic institution. However, part-time students are also eligible for Accelerate internships that do not include international travel, provided that the following conditions hold: • They have student status at the academic institution for the […]

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Can a student intern with a company for whom they previously worked?

Mitacs cannot support an internship in which the intern is doing work they were previously doing as an employee or contractor. We can allow internships where the student has previously been an employee or contractor under the following conditions: • The intern has gone back to school to pursue a new post-secondary diploma or degree […]

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What is needed to apply for Mitacs Accelerate projects?

In order to apply for Mitacs Accelerate projects, students would need both an academic partner and a non-academic partner (e.g. a partner organization such as a for-profit or not-for-profit corporation) who would also be benefiting from the research.

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Are Recent Graduates eligible?

Recent college and university graduates (any level) are eligible, at the discretion of the academic institution. Must have status at the academic institution Check with your institution to find out what status(es) are available for recent grads Internship must start within two years of graduation Normally eligible for one 4-6-month internship but may do up […]

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How many internships can a student do?

The maximum allowable number of internships varies depending on your current academic designation:  College students can complete up to three internship units  Undergraduate students can complete up to three internship units  Master’s students can complete up to six internship units  PhD students can complete up to twelve internships  Postdoctoral fellows can complete up to nine […]

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Can a student hold concurrent or overlapping Mitacs internships?

No. Accelerate internships are full-time internships, which means participants are expected to be spending 50% of their time at the partner organization and 50% of their time at their host academic institution. • Interns cannot simultaneously hold Accelerate internships, or combine them with any other Mitacs internships or fellowships that overlap. • While a Mitacs […]

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Can a student do an Accelerate internship outside of Canada?

Yes, Accelerate supports internships based in Canada and around the world, provided those internships include at least one intern travelling to or from Canada, university, or partner organization that is based in Canada. See Accelerate International for more information.

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How does the funding work?

Internships are 4–6-month units of a research project, valued at $15K per unit, with $7,500 from both the partner organization and Mitacs, to support post-secondary research projects. Funds flow through the academic institution with a stipend to the student at a minimum of $10K, with up to $5K to support research costs. Please refer to […]

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