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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
Legal status Canadian citizen
Permanent resident
International student

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

For more information

Consult the MITACS website.

Write to Inga Ebert (Mitacs).