Can an intern or academic supervisor participate in the program if there is a conflict of interest (COI)?

BSI interns are not allowed to have any position of ownership, employment, or influence over the daily operations at the partner organization. BSI interns with close family relationships or intimate relationships with academic supervisors or employees of the partner organization are also not allowed. Any other COIs (for example, involving the academic supervisor and the […]

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Can part-time students do this program?

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 internships that do not include international travel, provided that the following conditions hold: * They have student status at the academic institution for the duration of the […]

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Are recent graduates eligible for this program?

Recent college and university graduates (any level) are eligible, at the discretion of the academic institution. The eligibility for recent grads for BSI follows the same rules as Accelerate: • Must have status at the academic institution • Internship must start within two years of graduation Normally, recent graduates are eligible for one 4-6-month internship, […]

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Which academic institutions can use the program?

Universities must be Full, Associate, or Honorary partners of Mitacs. Colleges/CEGEPs/polytechnics must be provincially or territorially recognized PSE-degree granting institutions with a signed Mitacs Funding Agreement.

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Are international students eligible?

Yes, this program can support international students registered at a participating academic institution. Academic institutions are considered employers of the intern and should determine any eligibility issues regarding visa restrictions prior to submitting the project to Mitacs. Projects cannot be completed remotely from another country.

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