Mitacs Accelerate

These grants fund internships within a partner business 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.

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

For STA805 internships (bachelor’s-master’s gateway): Write to Inga Ebert (Mitacs)

Amount and duration

  • $15,000 for an internship of 4 to 6 months.

Other financial terms and conditions:

  • The amount is paid to the professor as a research grant: the trainee receives at least $10,000, and an amount of $5,000 is available to defray the costs of the research.

Number of internships and distribution:

  • Master’s-level (degree and DESS) programs: up to 4 internships;
  • Doctorate: up to 8 internships;
  • Possibility of combining multiple internships into one (e.g. one double internship of 12 months);
  • Possibility of spreading the internship over a longer period (e.g. 2-3 first months of internship in a company + 2 months of tests in the school’s labs + 2-3 final months of internship).

Eligibility criteria

  • Be enrolled full-time in a DESS, master’s or PhD degree program.

Eligibility of partners:

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

Important notes:

  • 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

For more information: Write to Inga Ebert (Mitacs).

Documents required

Consult the MITACS website.

Study program DESS
Master's Degree with Project
Master's Degree with Thesis
Doctorate
Legal status Canadian citizen
Permanent resident
Etudiant-etranger
Deadline

The request must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the scheduled start of the internship

For more information

Consult the MITACS website.


Questions?
Write to Inga Ebert (Mitacs).