Mitacs programs

Mitacs aims to connect companies, government and academia by coordinating collaborative industry-university research projects.  Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows learn how to apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges through a suite of paid internship opportunities.

Mitacs offers the following programs:

  • Accelerate
    Canada’s premiere research internship program providing interns with the opportunity to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise. Interns spend approximately half of the time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.
  • Elevate
    Provides a foundation of cutting-edge research, business, entrepreneurship and scientific management skills to newly-minted PhDs while giving companies access to a highly qualified uniquely trained pool of talent.
  • Business Strategy Internship
    Collaborate with companies and your academic supervisor on developing innovative projects to improve products, business models and services offered by the company.
  • Globalink 
    Take your research abroad with Mitacs Globalink. Globalink offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners. Note that for this program, you require GPS approval before submitting to Mitacs, regardless if you are inbound or outbound. See here for more details.
  • Training
    Mitacs Training is Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up and coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.

McGill-Mitacs Business Development Representatives

If you have questions regarding any of these programs, please contact:

ckatsari [at] (Christina-Maria Katsari):

  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Schulich School of Music
  • School of Information Studies

ngerges [at] (Noha Gerges):

  • Desautels Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law

palvarez [at] (Prisca Bustamante):

  • Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences
  • Faculty Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science (except the Department of Computer Science)
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts


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