Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada since 1999. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
Mitacs provides support through a suite of programs providing research and training opportunities for students and postdocs:
• Mitacs Accelerate: Scalable research internship projects for graduate students and postdocs ($15,000 per internship unit of 4-6 months). Applications are accepted at anytime, except for the PhD Fellowship program. Refer to the Mitacs website for the deadline.
• Mitacs Elevate: Two-year training program for postdoctoral fellows undertaking industrially relevant research project (minimum stipend of $50,000/year). Refer to the Mitacs website for the deadline.
• Mitacs Globalink: Travel and accommodation funding for undergraduate and graduate students to support mobility between Canada and several international partner countries, including Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam. The duration of projects and amounts awarded vary. Applications are accepted at anytime, except for programs in France and India. Refer to the Mitacs website for these deadlines.
Examples of projects funded by Mitacs may be found here, and for more information about Mitacs at McGill, please contact the appropriate grants officer for your discipline.
UPDATE: While collaborations had previously been limited to those with industry, Mitacs has recently revised its guidelines so as to include not-for-profit (NFP) organizations and Crown corporations as eligible project partners. This change is especially relevant to researchers working in the social sciences and humanities as potential collaborators may now originate from economic development organizations, industry associations, social welfare organizations, and charitable organizations. Partners will be assessed for a demonstrable economic or productivity orientation of the proposed research project, such as creating jobs, reducing costs, or increasing productivity.
In order for Mitacs to assess the eligibility of NFP organizations, a pre-assessment form must be completed and submitted before the application deadline. See the section regarding Partner Eligibility to obtain the form. Please refer to the program guidelines for the deadline to submit this form.
*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.*