ProgramAccelerate Internship Program
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Mitacs is pleased to announce funding for collaborative research with not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. The Mitacs Accelerate internship program is scalable in its design. Projects can range from a single four month internship unit to multiple units combined together to accommodate larger projects. 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. Each four month internship can be stretched to six months to allow for part-time participation. Larger and longer projects i.e. Cluster projects consist of a set of related internships, and are undertaken with three or more interns addressing a larger research goal. The Cluster can be made of multiple disciplines, multiple professors, and multiple partners but the overall project must be a single cohesive research plan. 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 guidelines of the problem faced by the industry partner.
Intern must be a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow enrolled at a Canadian university. Supervisors include faculty from all disciplines: natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Eligible NFP partners can include: Industry Associations, economic development organizations and charitable organizations.
Each four month internship project receives $15,000 (Mitacs and partner organization each contributing $7,500); Cluster projects receive a minimum $36,000 ($6,000 per internship) matched with $44,000 from Mitacs.
Interns may complete up to two internship segments (four to six months each) during a Master’s degree, and up to six months during a PhD. Post-doctoral fellows may complete a maximum of six internship segments.
How to Apply
Applicant submits the following to Mitacs: