Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship

Value: $40,000 to $80,000

Mitacs-Accelerate is a graduate research internship program which connects graduate students and post-docs in any discipline at Canadian Universities with companies through short- to medium-term research projects which address a company need.

During a Mitacs-Accelerate internship, the intern spends approximately half of his or her time onsite with the company, collecting data and interacting with staff; the balance of time is spent at the university, developing innovative approaches to solving the research challenge in collaboration with faculty and fellow students. The program provides grad students and postdocs with the unique opportunity to apply their research to an issue faced by a company while making vital connections with industry. Faculty members benefit also from the program as it can be a stepping stone to establishing a greater collaboration with a private sector partner.


  Master's PhD
Project length 18 months 36 months
Total research award $40,000 $80,000
Minimum intern stipend $30,000 $72,000 ($24,000/year)
Partner organization contribution $18,000 $36,000

Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills. Training is nationally standardized and accessible across Canada through virtual coaching, webinars, online learning, and, in select cities, in-person workshops. Topics include: Accelerate program orientation, building project clarity, managing project timelines, project management, communicating your research, writing strategic business reports/writing effective emails, networking.


Interested applicants can apply for the Accelerate Fellowship at any time. All other Accelerate program guidelines apply.

For more information about the Mitacs-Accelerate program, watch this video, visit their website linked below, and then contact Nolan Beise, Mitacs Business Development Specialist.

RRU's Financial Aid & Awards office provides additional support and financial management of awards, contact us.

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