MITACS Accelerate Internships

 Call for Limited Numbers of Not-for-Profit Collaborations

Mitacs Accelerate Internships

Mitacs Accelerate currently has funding for Accelerate internships with not-for-profit partners in Ontario and British Columbia. This offer is designed for graduates students or post-doctoral fellows enrolled at an Ontario or British Columbian university to undertake collaborative research projects with not-for-profit partners while developing professional skills to enhance their non-academic career opportunities. Valued at $15,000 over a period of 4 months, this program will support graduates students pursuing research including collaborative work with a not-for-profit partner.  Research contributing directly to a thesis is preferred.



  • Revised call deadline: November 17th, 2011
  • Projects must start by:  January 2nd, 2012

Please note: the proposal should be written and submitted by the graduate student or post-doctoral fellow at least 6 weeks prior to the planned start date of the internship. Students and not-for-profit partners should both be located in Ontario.


This offer is open to all graduate students or post-doctoral fellows enrolled at an Ontario or British Columbian university. All disciplines are welcome to participate. Eligible partners must be non-for-profit companies with operations in Ontario or British Columbia such as Provincially-funded agencies, hospitals, charitable organizations and foundations, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and research organizations with a facility in Ontario or British Columbia.  A contribution of $7500 from the not-for-profit partner is required.  Partner contributions will be invoiced by, and must be sent directly to, Mitacs.

Proposal Submission

Please find the program guide, application procedures, as well as all the necessary proposal documents at:

For more information, please contact Mitacs at

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