Mitacs Funding Opportunities

This webpage summarizes key points about Mitacs funding opportunities. Mitacs supports fellowships for Ph.D. students & post-doctoral fellows, internship programs, and student travel awards. A key feature of many Mitacs programs is that contributions by partner organizations (i.e., companies or not-for-profit organizations) are matched by Mitacs at a minimum 1:1 basis.

To learn more about Mitacs and related funding opportunities, visit mitacs.ca .

Eligibility

  • Mitacs interns must maintain eligible status for the full duration of any Mitacs funded project. The Queen’s supervisor is expected to notify Mitacs and Research Services of any changes in intern status during a Mitacs funded project.
  • An intern may be “To be Determined” (TBD) at the application stage.  Once the name is known the investigator must notify Mitacs and provide the intern’s CV before they may be added to the project.
  • Once the funding has been awarded, any changes to the internship dates and/or intern replacements must receive prior approval from Mitacs.
     

  • Only full-time students are eligible.
  • If a student (grad/undergrad) completes all degree requirements prior to the completion of the project, then the intern may only continue on the project in a research staff position (i.e. a recent graduate hire). Please speak to your Departmental HR Advisor if you have questions about hiring a recent graduate.
     

Ongoing Programs

Program Name Funding Type Key Points Website
Mitacs Accelerate Internships Internships for students (undergraduate and graduate), post-doctoral fellows and recent graduates
  • Deadline: Apply anytime
  • Amount: $15K per internship unit
  • Duration: 4 months per internship unit
  • Time spent with partner: 25-75% of time
  • Funding formula - 'Standard' internships: The funding per internship unit is $15,000 ($7,500 from partner + $7,500 from Mitacs). The minimum stipend amount is $10,000 and up to $5,000 can be used for research costs & travel.
  • Multiple units possible: 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.
Accelerate program details 
Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship For graduate students

About the Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship
 
The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides a long-term funding and internship option for master’s and PhD students. Recipients can also access professional development training that helps them ensure project success and gain in-demand career skills.

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

Funding Master's Master's PhD  PhD 
Project length 18 months
(1.5 years)
24 months
(2 years)
36 months
(3 years)
48 months
(4 years)
Internship Units (IU)
(6 months/IU)
3 IU 4 IU 6 IU 8 IU
Total research award $40,000 $53,333 $80,000 $106,666
Minimum intern stipend $30,000
($20,000/year)
$40,000
($20,000/year)
$60,000
($20,000/year)
$80,000
($20,000/year)
Partner organization contribution $18,000 $24,000 $36,000 $48,000
Fellowship program details 
Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Post-Doctoral Post-Doctoral fellows

The Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Post-Doctoral provides one, two or three years of funding – valued at $60,000 per year – for a postdoctoral fellow. This special initiative offers an enhanced leveraging opportunity for post-doctoral fellows. 

Post-Doctoral fellows partner with a company or not-for-profit organization and build a longer-term research collaboration. 

Partner organizations gain a competitive advantage by adding a highly skilled member to their team while post-doctoral fellows apply their expertise to real-world problems and build business-ready skills.

Post-Doctoral fellows can complete projects for up to three years of funding and need to be within five years of PhD completion at the start of their project to be eligible for this Mitacs program. 

Program Per year
Partner contribution $30,000
Total research funding $60,000
Program Per year
Minimum postdoc stipend/salary $45,000
Maximum funds for research costs $15,000
Industrial Post-Doctoral program details 

Program Name Funding Type Key Points Website
Mitacs  Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellowship Fellowship award for post-doctoral fellows
  • A $55,000 minimum annual stipend/salary
  • An exclusive professional development curriculum valued at $4,000 per year
  • Proposal assistance, including application feedback, from Mitacs representatives
  • Certificate of completion after receipt of their exit survey and final report submission
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Time spent at partner: Approximately 50% of time 
  • Explore enhanced leveraging opportunities available to your partner organization by contacting the Queen’s Business Development Representative   
  • Deadlines:
    • January 5, 2022 –TRAQ DSS deadline for hospital-based research (drafts of application may be uploaded)
    • January 12, 2022 – TRAQ DSS deadline for non-hospital-based research (drafts of the application may be uploaded)
    • January 12, 2022 – Email application to your discipline-specific RPA for review and to obtain the Research Services signature
    • January 19, 2022 - 8 pm ET - Final applications are due
Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellowship details 

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in Canada to conduct research projects at universities overseas (partner countries). Eligible research projects are to be conducted over a 12-24 week duration, and successful applications will include a strong statement on the 'benefits to Canada'.

There are two “Streams” within the GRA:

Program Name Stream Key Points
International travel award for senior undergraduate or graduate students Standard GRA
  • Co-funding required ($2000 required from Queen’s supervisor that cannot come from a tri-agency grant and $4000 from Mitacs)
  • Queen's may submit a limited number of applications to this program per year. All applications (inbound and outbound) must be received by internal deadlines  and receive institutional approval before submission to Mitacs.
  • Projects involve international institutions that are not already a Mitacs Partner
GRA with International Partner
  • Fully funded (i.e. no additional funds required from Queen’s supervisor)
  • No limit to the amount of Queen’s applications
  • Projects must involve a Mitacs international partner 

Please contact Dora Baczyk ( d.baczyk@queensu.ca) for details on Queen's deadlines and related processes. See also the information available on our Searchable Funding table   for this program (Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (GRA)).

If you are a Queen's researcher interested in obtaining more information about the Mitacs GRA program, eligible partners or countries, please contact Michael Lacasse ( mlacasse@mitacs.ca).

Contacts

For enquiries or assistance regarding any Mitacs application, please contact the corresponding Mitacs representative and designated Research Projects Advisor:

Michael Lacasse

Mitacs Business Development Specialist

Phone: 613-217-8703
Email mlacasse@mitacs.ca

Andrea Hiltz Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D.

Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
Research Services

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 33108
Email:  ahiltz@queensu.ca

Research Projects Advisor (Health Sciences)
Research Services / Faculty of Health Sciences

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 32944
Email:  j.robinson@queensu.ca

Dora Baczyk Adam Jeziorski Bei Cai
Research Projects Advisor
(Natural Sciences & Engineering)

Email:
 d.baczyk@queensu.ca
Research Projects Advisor
(Faculty of Arts and Science)

Email:
 adam.jeziorski@queensu.ca
Research Projects Advisor
(Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science)

Email:
 beicai@queensu.ca

Adrian Kelly Diane Davies

Research Projects Advisor (Social Sciences and Humanities)

Phone: 613-453-5027
Email:  adrian.kelly@queensu.ca

Research Projects Advisor (Social Sciences, Humanities, and International Collaborations)

Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 79422
Email diane.davies@queensu.ca

Dora Baczyk

Research Projects Advisor
(Natural Sciences & Engineering)

Email d.baczyk@queensu.ca