Mitacs Accelerate PhD Fellowships




Accelerate PhD Fellowships

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Accelerate PhD Fellowship Information


Mitacs Accelerate PhD Fellowship offers PhD students three years of funding and the opportunity to apply their specialized expertise to various research challenges. Students 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 dollar for dollar.


The student must be PhD student enrolled full time at a Canadian university; and can be a Canadian citizen, foreign student or permanent resident and must remain a student throughout the entirety of the fellowship from all disciplines: natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Eligible NFP partners can include: Industry Associations, economic development organizations and charitable organizations.  Proposals with a not-for-profit partner must seek partner eligibility approval before proceeding.  Proposals with a not-for-profit partner must seek partner eligibility approval before proceeding. Please submit a pre-assessment form no later than April 15, 2015, to accelerate(at)

Funding Availability

Total grant for each PhD of $90,000 over three years.  Partner organizations contribute a minimum of $36,000 over three years.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Three years; Flexible timing: Projects may begin any time before October 2015.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits signed OR-5 form (supervisor) along with full application including signed memorandum to:

External Deadline

Applicant submits full application including signed memorandum. 

How to Apply

Applicant submits the following to Mitacs : accelerate(at)


For Questions, please contact

Rebecca Bourque
905 921-7577

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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