Who is eligible? 

  • Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations


  • Apply anytime
  • Six- to eight-week peer review
  • Master’s students can do up to two four-month internships and PhD students can do up to six
  • The  Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship  supports longer-term projects for graduate students
  • Internships start at four months


  • Spend 50% of the internship with the university and 50% with the partner organization
  • Submit a final report and exit survey summarizing project results and experiences
  • Follow the Accelerate Code of Conduct


  • Apply your skills in a non-academic environment
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Get a stipend/salary starting at $10,000 per four-month period
  • Build out your CV with peer-reviewed research