Accelerate MITACS (2022)

Description:

Mitacs Accelerate helps build a research partnership a win-win partnership between Academics (students, postdocs and professors) and companies.

Comments on Funding:

Funding starts at $ 15,000 and the financial contribution of the partner organization starts at $ 7,500.

Eligibility:

Eligibility criteria for businesses:

  • Eligible for-profit corporations in Canada and not-for-profit corporations in Canada;
  • For-profit businesses operating outside Canada;
  • Not-for-profit corporation eligibility and project economic orientation must be assessed prior to proposal submission;
  • All sectors.

Municipalities and hospitals in Canada are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility criteria for students:

  • Students (from college students to undergrads and graduate students) and post-doctoral fellows at Mitacs partner colleges and universities in Canada;
  • Recent graduates from a Canadian college or university, within two years of graduation for 2021-22 and 2022-23 (see the Accelerate FAQ page for more information about eligibility for recent grads);
  • Full-time graduate students in select Mitacs partner countries;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students over the age of 18
  • All academic disciplines

Eligibility criteria for postdocs:

  • Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities (except those who have previously held a Mitacs Elevate award). PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s start date
  • Postdoctoral fellows in select Mitacs partner countries (visit the Accelerate International tab for more details)
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students over the age of 18
  • All academic disciplines

Eligibility criteria for professors:

  • Faculty at all Canadian universities who are eligible to hold Tri-Council funds, and faculty at Canadian colleges
  • Faculty at universities outside of Canada
  • Professors who want to send interns to Canada must be located in a Mitacs partner country (see Accelerate International tab for details)
  • All disciplines

Applications Steps:

What happens next:

Documentation Needed:

A complete internship application package must include the following:

  1. The proposal completed and signed by all parties in Word format:
  • The Mitacs Accelerate Memorandum (Section 7) with signatures must be submitted as a scanned PDF;
  • Appendix A – Accelerate Intern Consent Form signed.
  1. Intern(s) CV (Any format is allowed. A CV template is available on the Mitacs website);
  2. Lead Academic Supervisor’s CV for each participating academic institution only for projects with 6+ IUs (CCV as per Tri-Council or other CV format);
  3. Accelerate budget and invoicing schedule (Excel spreadsheet);
  4. Any supplementary documents (as applicable).

Completing their internship – Deliverables for projects with Canadian participants only:

  1. Final report template [pdf];
  2. Exit survey from the intern (survey link will be emailed within the first month of completion of the internship);
  3. Exit survey from the professor (survey link will be emailed within the first month of completion of the project);
  4. Exit survey from the partner organization (survey link will be emailed within the first month of completion of the project).

Other Things to Note:

Mitacs partners with provincial and federal government partners to deliver its suite of programs, as well as Canadian universities.

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