Special offers

Maximize Your R&D with Mitacs’s 2:1 Funding Leverage.

LIMITED TIME OFFER.

Unprecedented Investment Opportunity Awaits You

Boost your innovation with a rare funding proposition from Mitacs. For a limited time, every dollar you invest in R&D is doubled by us, effectively tripling your project’s financial firepower. This exceptional 2:1 funding leverage is our commitment to driving breakthroughs in key economic sectors.

 

Fund Your Industry-Academic Collaboration

Embrace the challenge of innovation with enhanced funding. Access top-tier research expertise and a pool of skilled workforce to become more competitive. With Mitacs’s support, you can propel your innovation projects to unprecedented heights, establishing your company as a beacon of industry-leading innovation. Act swiftly — this augmented support is a time-sensitive advantage designed to accelerate your success.

 

Extend Your Reach with Global Academic Partners

The world is your research lab with Mitacs’s Globalink Research Award. Gain an edge in Quantum Technologies through our expanded funding for international collaborations. Connect with elite global research networks and steer the course of pioneering innovation. Our augmented GRA funding is your gateway to becoming a global innovator.

 

Seize the Opportunity — Act Now

This is more than funding; it’s a strategic investment in your company’s future. Review the eligibility criteria and leverage this transformative initiative to fuel your growth. Don’t let this opportunity slip by; the time to act is now.

GRA Special Offers

Quantum technologies initiative

The Globalink Research Award (GRA) quantum technologies initiative supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner organizations or other universities located in the eligible countries and regions. The full list of eligible countries and regions can be found under the “Eligibility” tab.

Learn more about the Globalink Research Award (GRA).

  • For internships starting in July 2024, please submit your application by March 31, 2024. 

Quantum Technologies : Quantum technology applies the principles of quantum mechanics (Quantum Science) — primarily quantum entanglement, superposition, or tunneling — to build new technologies whose performance depends on one or multiple quantum principles. The three main verticals include:
• Quantum computation (hardware), algorithms, and software
• Quantum communication, networks, and cryptography
• Quantum metrology, sensing, imaging, and materials.

Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive:  

  • $6,000 award to carry out a research project over 12 to 24 weeks
  • $12,000 award to carry out a research project over 24 to 48 weeks

 

If a Mitacs international partner is involved in the project: 

  • $9,000 award to carry out a research project over 12 to 24 weeks
  • $15,000 award to carry out a research project over 24 to 48 weeks

It is open to all universities in Canada and no co-funding is required of the Canadian university. 

For more details on international partners eligibility, please see “International partners information” tab.

The following partners are participating in the GRA quantum technologies initiative: 

  • Brazil: Fundação Araucária Foundation
  • France: French Embassy in Canada
  • France: Université Grenoble Alpes
  • France: Université de Lorraine
  • Germany: Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ Helmholtz Association)
  1. Only available under the Globalink Research Award (GRA) program. 
  2. Offer is available for new submissions only.   
  3. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  4. If your project is found to not meet the eligibility criteria for this special offer, Mitacs may be able to approve it under our standard funding model. 
  5. This offer is subject to change without notice.  

Accelerate Special Offers

The Special Offers call has now closed.

Agriculture, Agri-food & Aquaculture

Application call dates November 20, 2023 – February 9, 2024, or while quantities last

This sector encompasses the entire agricultural process from farm to table, including crop and livestock production, agricultural biotechnology, food processing, and sustainability practices. It focuses on improving food security, enhancing nutritional value, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

$15,000 per internship unit (IU): $5,000 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution; or
$17,500 per internship unit (IU): $7,500 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution
(partner contribution is subject to applicable taxes)

In addition to the standard Accelerate application process and general eligibility criteria, this call is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only available under the Accelerate program, excluding Accelerate International.
  2. Offer is available for new submissions only.
  3. All applications must include named interns to be considered. Maximum of 6 (six) discounted internship units per named intern at the time of submission. Interns can have more than 6 internship units. However, any additional units beyond the first 6 will be at standard funding.
  4. Standard funding will apply for any unnamed (To Be Determined: “TBD”) internship units. TBD internship units will not be eligible for this special offer. Once students are identified, they remain at standard funding.
  5. Total limit of 50 IUs per project (including discounted and standard funding internship units).
  6. Post-submission and in-project changes to internship dates and intern replacements will be allowed for the discounted and standard funding units. No additional internship units will be discounted following submission.
  7. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2024. Offer will end on February 9, 2024, or when we have reached a total number of 3,000 internship units across all eligible sectors included in these special offers, whichever occurs first. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. If your project is found to not meet the eligibility criteria for this special offer, Mitacs may be able to approve it under our standard funding model.

This offer is subject to change without notice.

Digital – AI, Quantum, ICT

Application call dates November 20 , 2023– February 9, 2024, or while quantities last

Artificial Intelligence (AI): This sector involves the development and application of AI technologies, including machine learning, neural networks, and data analytics, to solve complex problems, automate tasks, and create intelligent systems.

Quantum Technologies : Quantum technology applies the principles of quantum mechanics (Quantum Science) — primarily quantum entanglement, superposition, or tunneling — to build new technologies whose performance depends on one or multiple quantum principles. The three main verticals include:
• Quantum computation (hardware), algorithms, and software
• Quantum communication, networks, and cryptography
• Quantum metrology, sensing, imaging, and materials.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): This sector covers technologies primarily used for processing, storing, and transmitting information digitally. It includes telecommunications, software and hardware development, cybersecurity, and the Internet of things (IoT).

$15,000 per internship unit (IU): $5,000 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution; or

$17,500 per internship unit (IU): $7,500 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution

(partner contribution is subject to applicable taxes)

In addition to the standard Accelerate application process and general eligibility criteria, this call is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only available under the Accelerate program, excluding Accelerate International.
  2. Offer is available for new submissions only.
  3. All applications must include named interns to be considered. Maximum of 6 (six) discounted internship units per named intern at the time of submission. Interns can have more than 6 internship units. However, any additional units beyond the first 6 will be at standard funding.
  4. Standard funding will apply for any unnamed (To Be Determined: “TBD”) internship units. TBD internship units will not be eligible for this special offer. Once students are identified, they remain at standard funding.
  5. Total limit of 50 IUs per project (including discounted and standard funding internship units).
  6. Post-submission and in-project changes to internship dates and intern replacements will be allowed for the discounted and standard funding units. No additional internship units will be discounted following submission.
  7. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2024. Offer will end on February 9, 2024, or when we have reached a total number of 3,000 internship units across all eligible sectors included in these special offers, whichever occurs first. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. If your project is found to not meet the eligibility criteria for this special offer, Mitacs may be able to approve it under our standard funding model.

This offer is subject to change without notice.

Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology, and Life & Health Sciences

November 20, 2023, – February 9, 2024, or while quantities last

This sector integrates biological systems, organisms, or derivatives to develop or create different products, focusing on medical therapies, diagnostic tools, and sustainable manufacturing of biological products.

$15,000 per internship unit (IU): $5,000 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution; or

$17,500 per internship unit (IU): $7,500 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution

(partner contribution is subject to applicable taxes)

In addition to the standard Accelerate application process and general eligibility criteria, this call is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only available under the Accelerate program, excluding Accelerate International.
  2. Offer is available for new submissions only.
  3. All applications must include named interns to be considered. Maximum of 6 (six) discounted internship units per named intern at the time of submission. Interns can have more than 6 internship units. However, any additional units beyond the first 6 will be at standard funding.
  4. Standard funding will apply for any unnamed (To Be Determined: “TBD”) internship units. TBD internship units will not be eligible for this special offer. Once students are identified, they remain at standard funding.
  5. Total limit of 50 IUs per project (including discounted and standard funding internship units).
  6. Post-submission and in-project changes to internship dates and intern replacements will be allowed for the discounted and standard funding units. No additional internship units will be discounted following submission.
  7. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2024. Offer will end on February 9, 2024, or when we have reached a total number of 3,000 internship units across all eligible sectors included in these special offers, whichever occurs first. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. If your project is found to not meet the eligibility criteria for this special offer, Mitacs may be able to approve it under our standard funding model.

This offer is subject to change without notice.

September 19, 2023 – February 9, 2024, or while quantities last

Projects are expected to involve the research, development, or novel implementation of innovative technologies or processes to positively impact land, air, or water. This includes key areas in the following sectors: transportation, energy generation and storage, waste, and sustainable materials, built environment, agriculture, and food services.

$15,000 per internship unit (IU): $5,000 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution; or

$17,500 per internship unit (IU): $7,500 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution

(Partner contribution is subject to applicable taxes)

In addition to the standard Accelerate application process and general eligibility criteria, this call is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only available under the Accelerate program, excluding Accelerate International.
  2. Offer is available for new submissions only.
  3. All applications must include named interns to be considered. Maximum of 6 (six) discounted internship units per named intern at the time of submission. Interns can have more than 6 internship units. However, any additional units beyond the first 6 will be at standard funding.
  4. Standard funding will apply for any unnamed (To Be Determined: “TBD”) internship units. TBD internship units will not be eligible for this special offer. Once students are identified, they remain at standard funding.
  5. Total limit of 50 IUs per project (including discounted and standard funding internship units).
  6. Post-submission and in-project changes to internship dates and intern replacements will be allowed for the discounted and standard funding units. No additional internship units will be discounted following submission.
  7. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2024. Offer will end on February 9, 2024, or when we have reached a total number of 3,000 internship units across all eligible sectors included in these special offers, whichever occurs first. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. If your project is found to not meet the eligibility criteria for this special offer, Mitacs may be able to approve it under our standard funding model.

This offer is subject to change without notice.

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