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Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship

These grants fund internships within a partner organization which agrees to contribute to the financing and to host the student at its premises, where he/she works on activities related to a joint research project. The intern must spend at least 50% of his research time at the partner organization.

The grants are accompanied by recommended professional development training that will maximize the intern’s learning and project efficacy.

This program offers a lot of flexibility in terms of eligibility, duration of internships and allocation of time for research at the partner.

Amount and duration

  • $40,000 for 18 months (Master’s) / maximum 3 internships;
  • $80,000 for 36 months (PhD) / maximum 6 internships.

The amount is paid to the professor as a research grant. The intern receives a minimum of:

  • $30,000 (master’s);
  • $72,000 (PhD).

An amount of $10,000 (master’s) or $8,000 (PhD) is available to defray research-related costs.

Eligibility criteria


  • Be enrolled full-time at ÉTS in a master's or doctoral program.

Eligibility of partners:

  • For-profit businesses in Canada;
  • Certain NPOs in Canada;
  • Certain crown corporations.

Importante note:

  • Before preparing an application file, the student must first speak to his thesis or project supervisor, because it is the professor who presents the case to MITACS since it is a research grant.
  • The professor must send a draft version of the application to Inga Ebert (Mitacs).

Selection criteria

Consult the MITACS website.

Documents required

Consult the MITACS website.

Study program Master's Degree with Project
Master's Degree with Thesis
Legal status Canadian citizen
Permanent resident

The request must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the scheduled start of the internship. It is recommended to begin the process 4 months before filing the application.

For more information

Write to  Inga Ebert (Mitacs)