Accelerate Program: Students


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

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Accelerate Program: Students

Put your talent to work with an organization that needs it.

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 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.


  • Apply anytime
  • Six- to eight-week peer review
  • College students can do up to one four-month internship, master’s students can do up to two four-month internships and PhD students can do up to six
  • Internships start at four months

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


  • Who is eligible:
    • Full-tme students at all Canadian colleges and full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
    • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
    • All academic disciplines
    • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations
  • For-profit businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations can participate.
    • Projects with an NFP partner must demonstrate an economic or productivity orientation, which must be described in the proposal and will be evaluated by the peer reviewers.
  • All partner organizations must be Canadian or a Canadian location of a foreign-owned organization. They must also have an office or site where the intern(s) undertakes at least 50% of the internship.
  • The majority of each internship must be undertaken at the Canadian university and partner office or site; however, some international travel is permitted if required.