Postdoctoral Fellowships with Mitacs Accelerate

Oct 4, 2018

Reintroducing Mitacs Accelerate

Mitacs Accelerate has supported research collaborations between academia and industry since 2004. 


Nearly 15 years later, the program has evolved in a variety of exciting ways: 

Postdoctoral fellowships: Contact your local business development representative for details of a new, limited-time offering for 1, 2 or 3 year postdoctoral fellowships with enhanced leveraging

Flexible funding: projects with 3 or more interns (and at least 6 internships) can get improved leveraging for their partner contributions; no upper limit on project length or number of interns; new and existing collaborations are eligible; projects can include multiple partners, professors, and universities; and applications can be submitted at any time

Increased eligibility for university participants: the program is open to research in all academic disciplines, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian and international universities, and student entrepreneurs based at Canadian universities

Broader partner eligibility: Accelerate supports collaborations with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in Canada, select Crown corporations, and for-profit businesses around the world

International reach: participating interns in Canada can do internships with companies in all countries, and companies in Canada can host interns from international universities in select Mitacs partner countries

Long-term funding and training: Accelerate’s fellowship option supports longer-term projects and provides nationally standardized training for participating master’s and PhD students 


Visit the Accelerate web page to learn more about how the program can support your research goals.