Mitacs Accelerate: 2020 Industrial Postdoc Program




Accelerate - Industrial PostDoc

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Mitacs Accelerate - Industrial Postdoc Program


The Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc provides one, two or three years of funding – valued at $55,000 per year - for a postdoctoral fellow in any discipline. This special initiative offers better leveraging than standard Mitacs Accelerate internships.

Postdoctoral fellows partner with a company or not-for-profit organization and build a longer-term research collaboration.

  Per year
Partner contribution $25,000
Total research funding  $55,000
Minimum postdoc stipend/salary $50,000
Maximum funds for research costs $5,000

Mitacs Accelerate allows students to work closely with a partner organization and faculty supervisor, using the latest tools and techniques available to them in both academic and industrial settings.  Projects are a cost-shared model with Mitacs, through the support of federal and provincial government, matching the industry partners or non-for-profit (NFP) organizations contributions. 


  • Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations
  • Students must spend 50% of the internship with the academic institution and 50% with the partner organization

Maximum Project Value

Up to $55,000/year for research with a company or not-for-profit.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One, two or three years.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

 Supervisor to submit OR-5, full proposal/budget and signed Mitacs Memorandum to the Office of Research Services (

External Deadline

Applicant submits full application, including fully signed memorandum, directly to Mitacs representative.

How to Apply

All Mitacs Accelerate program and eligibility rules apply. 

1. Review the following information when you begin writing your proposal:

2. Get feedback on the proposal from all participants and your Mitacs business development representative

3. Collect all required signatures: intern(s), professor(s), partner contact, and university Office of Research Services (proposal, OR-5 and signed Memorandum must be submitted to Office of Research Services one week prior to deadline date).

4. Email your proposal package to your Mitacs representative once all signatures are obtained.


For Questions, please contact

The University of Guelph's Mitacs Business Development Representative:

Ashley Hannon

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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