National Call for Mitacs-Accelerate Proposals

Mitacs Funding Opportunities

Mitacs is currently accepting applications/proposals for Mitacs-Accelerate.

Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise


  • Applications/proposals due: Anytime throughout the year 
  • Decisions announced: Approximately 6-8 weeks after submission for single-internship applications
  • Projects can begin at any time provided a minimum of 8 weeks is scheduled between the date of application and the proposed start date

A completed proposal includes:

  • Prepared proposal template 
  • Memorandum signed by all parties
  • Current C.V. of the intern
  • Conflict of interest declaration if applicable

For more information, click on one of the links below:

With questions, please contact:




Accelerate drop-down (Eng)

Canada’s premiere research internship program providing interns with the opportunity to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.

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Elevate drop-down (Eng)

Provides a foundation of cutting-edge research, business, entrepreneurship and scientific management skills to newly-minted PhDs while giving companies access to a highly qualified uniquely trained pool of talent.

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Globalink drop-down (Eng)

Mitacs Globalink builds a living bridge between Canada and international partners by establishing and reinforcing global links through student mobility.


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Enterprise drop-down (Eng)

Enterprise is a comprehensive, career-development program that gives graduates of science, technology, engineering and math the opportunity to build their business skills through an intense program of mentorship and work experience with small and medium-sized companies.

Step drop-down (Eng)

Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up-and-coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.

Outreach drop-down (Eng)

Making science and mathematics compelling for future researchers – our children – through initiatives such as the nationally-recognized theatrical production, Math Out Loud, and online quiz game, MathAmaze.