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.
  • 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.
  • Converge
    Turn your research success into an R&D management career, with training and partnerships that make the most of your skills. Funding is available for all disciplines.

Mitacs Business Development Representatives

If you have questions regarding any of these programs, please contact ngerges [at] (Noha Gerges) ( For Faculties of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences), rchery [at] (Ralph Chery)(For Desautels Faculty of Management and Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship), jcaballero [at] (Jonathan Caballero) (For Faculty of Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities departments, SCSD, and Globalink program), or visit

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University.

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