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Mental Health Research Canada – Mitacs Summer 2023 Mental Health Impact Studentships

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on October 11, 2022 in Research Funding

MHRC and Mitacs developed a partnership through the Mitacs Accelerate program, which will support the brightest PhD, Masters’, or College students conducting research in mental health at one of Canada’s many universities and/or colleges. These interns will share their time between academic institutions and community service providers, tying together their research with the end-users to ensure the project is tailored to and appropriate for that community’s needs and people with lived experience. This application cycle is for the Summer 2023 term (for projects beginning in May 2023).

Eligibility and Focus of Research:

  • A Canadian citizen and/or permanent resident;
  • Be enrolled in a Masters, College or PhD program at an accredited Canadian University or College with a background in psychology or related field;
  • Be seeking to conduct a mental health research project in collaboration with both an academic supervisor and an eligible community partner (see call for proposals). Preference will be given to projects addressing the unique needs of diverse and/or vulnerable populations in Canada

All projects must have clear potential for impact to studied population, and therefore must partner with a community service provider and integrate the insights of people with lived experience into each stage of their project.

Application Process & Deadline:

  • Please carefully read this attached Call for Applications for complete application requirements. Your submission must consist of three key components:
  • A detailed description of your proposed research, using this provided template
  • Student CV or resume
  • Letters of support from your chosen partner organization

Contact Details


Two Stage application process:

  • Deadline for EOI to MHRC: November 4, 2022
  • If successful: full Mitacs Accelerate proposal due December 15, 2022
  • Projects must start by May 31, 2023