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MITACS Accelerate

About MITACS-Accelerate: MITACS-Accelerate is a national internship program managed by MITACS which connects companies and other organizations with the vast research expertise in Canada’s universities from applied sciences, engineering, social sciences and business to arts, life sciences and much more. Accelerate is run in partnership with a consortium of leading Canadian research organizations.

The focus of the MITACS-Accelerate is to facilitate partner company and university interaction through a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow under the guidance of a professor. Internship projects can by in a wide range of areas including manufacturing, technical innovation, business processes, IT, social sciences, design and others.

During a MITACS-Accelerate internship, the intern spends approximately half of his/her time over a minimum four-month period on site with the partner, gaining a better understanding of the research issue in question and collecting data. The balance of the intern’s time is spent at the university, further advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.

For each four-month internship unit, the company contributes $7,500 which is matched by MITACS through the support of federal and provincial funding partners. Longer projects are possible as multiples of 4-month internships and simply require more funding from the partner company. Per four month unit, the intern receives a minimum stipend of $10,000 with the remaining $5,000 supporting other costs associated with the research.

Agency deadline: No deadline

*All Principal Investigators must submit a fully-signed Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) Checklist and a complete copy of their application package to the OSR.*

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