Accelerate Program: Postdocs


Grant amount: More than C $15,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Nonprofit For-Profit Business College / University

Funding uses: Scholarship, Conference

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their PhD

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Accelerate Program: Postdocs

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

A postdoc, 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.
  • Postdocs can receive up to two years of funding.

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


  • Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students.
  • All academic disciplines.
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Spend 50% of the internship with the university and 50% with the partner organization.
  • 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.


  •  PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s  start date.