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Reintroducing Mitacs Accelerate

Posted by Danielle Andres on October 10, 2018 in Announcements

Mitacs Accelerate has supported research collaborations between academia and industry since 2004, starting with 18 internships in the mathematical sciences.
Nearly 15 years later, the program has evolved in a variety of exciting ways:

  • Flexible funding: projects with 3 or more interns (and at least 6 internships) can get improved leveraging for their partner contributions; no upper limit on project length or number of interns; new and existing collaborations are eligible; projects can include multiple partners, professors, and universities; and applications can be submitted at any time
  • Increased eligibility for university participants: the program is open to research in all academic disciplines, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian and international universities, and student entrepreneurs based at Canadian universities
  • Broader partner eligibility: Accelerate supports collaborations with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Canada, select Crown corporations, and for-profit businesses around the world
  • International reach: participating interns in Canada can do internships with companies in all countries, and companies in Canada can host interns from international universities in select Mitacs partner countries
  • Long-term funding and training: Accelerate’s fellowship option supports longer-term projects and provides nationally standardized training for participating master’s and PhD students
  • Postdoctoral fellowships: Contact your local business development representative for details of a new, limited-time offering for 1, 2 or 3 year postdoctoral fellowships with enhanced leveraging 

Visit the Accelerate web page to learn more about how the program can support your research goals.