Type of Program:
The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides a long-term funding and internship option for master’s (18 and 24 months) and PhD students (36 and 48 months). Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for Master’s:
- 1for 18 months - total research award $40,000, minimum intern stipend $30,000 ($20,000/year), partner organization contribution $18,000.
- 2for 24 months - total research award $53,333, minimum intern stipend $40,000 ($20,000/year), partner organization contribution $24,000.
Funding for PhD:
- 1for 36 months - total research award $80,000, minimum intern stipend $60,000 ($20,000/year), partner organization contribution $36,000.
- 2for 48 months - total research award $106,666, minimum intern stipend $80,000 ($20,000/year), partner organization contribution $48,000.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
A complete internship application package must include the following:
- 1The proposal completed and signed by all parties in Word format:
- 2Intern(s) CV (Any format is allowed. A CV template is available on the Mitacs website);
- 3Lead Academic Supervisor's CV for each participating academic institution only for projects with 6+ IUs (CCV as per Tri-Council or other CV format);
- 4Accelerate budget and invoicing schedule (Excel spreadsheet);
- 5Any supplementary documents (as applicable).
Completing their internship - Deliverables for projects with Canadian participants only:
- 1Final report template [pdf];
- 2Exit survey from the intern (survey link will be emailed within the first month of completion of the internship);
- 3Exit survey from the professor (survey link will be emailed within the first month of completion of the project);
- 4Exit survey from the partner organization (survey link will be emailed within the first month of completion of the project).
Other Things to Note:
Accelerate Fellowship training activities are centered on two themes: Project planning and implementation and Strengthened communication and relationship building with partners. With each training activity, interns can develop skills, knowledge, and tools in alignment with the training themes. Because these skills are applicable to research projects, all participants will see improved results.
Training is nationally standardized and accessible across Canada through virtual coaching, webinars, online learning, and, in select cities, in-person workshops.