Accelerate Program: Students


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Grant amount: More than C $15,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada, France, Israel, Norway

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Accelerate Program: Students

Put your talent to work with a paid internship at an organization that needs your expertise. Funding starts at $15,000, and your partner organization’s financial contribution starts at $7,500.

How it Works:

  • A student, a supervising professor, and a partner organization develop a research project
  • Applicants submit a proposal via a Mitacs representative. 
  • Projects receive at least $15,000 in funding for each four-month internship.


  • Apply anytime
  • Six- to eight-week peer review
  • College students can do two four-month internships, master’s students can do up to four four-month internships and PhD students can do up to eight
  • The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship supports longer-term projects for graduate students
  • Internships start at four months


  • Spend approximately 50% of the internship with the academic institution and 50% with the partner organization
  • Submit a final report and exit survey summarizing project results and experiences
  • Follow the Accelerate Code of Conduct


  • Apply your skills in a non-academic environment
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Get a stipend/salary starting at $10,000 per four-month period
  • Build out your CV with peer-reviewed research

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who is eligible? 
    • Full-time students at all Canadian colleges and full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
    • Full-time graduate students in select Mitacs partner countries 
    • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students over the age of 18
    • All academic disciplines
    • Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organizations operating in Canada
    • Under the Accelerate Entrepreneur initiative, eligible intern-owned start-ups at approved incubators. Contact [email protected] to confirm your start-up’s eligibility.
    • For-profit businesses operating outside of Canada