MITACS is providing a limited special discount offer to maximize R&D with 2:1 Funding Leverage for the MITACS Accelerate funding stream. The MITACS Accelerate links students and postdocs with eligible industry partners through mutually beneficial, paid research internships (4-6 months per internship).

Applications must address one of the following themes:

  • Agriculture, Agri-food & Aquaculture
  • Digital- Artificial intelligence, Quantum, ICT
  • Biomanufacturing, Biotechnology, and Life & Health Sciences
  • Clean technology


Special Discount Enhanced Funding:

  • $15,000 per internship unit (IU): $5,000 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution; or
  • $17,500 per internship unit (IU): $7,500 partner contribution + $10,000 Mitacs contribution
  • Note: The partner contribution is subject to applicable taxes.


This special call is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only available under the Accelerate program, (special discount funding is not available for other programs such as the Accelerate International, BSI program or Joint MITACS-NSERC / Joint MITACS-SSHRC funding streams)
  2. Offer is available for new submissions only.
  3. All applications must include named interns to be considered. Maximum of 6 (six) discounted internship units per named intern at the time of submission. Interns can have more than 6 internship units. However, any additional units beyond the first 6 will be at standard funding.
  4. Standard funding will apply for any unnamed internship units (To Be Determined: “TBD”). TBD internship units will not be eligible for this special offer. Once students are identified, they remain at standard funding.
  5. Total limit of 50 IUs per project (including discounted and standard funding internship units).
  6. Post-submission and in-project changes to internship dates and intern replacements will be allowed for the discounted and standard funding units. No additional internship units will be discounted following submission.
  7. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2024. Offer will end on February 9, 2024, or when MITACS has reached a total number of 3,000 internship units across all eligible sectors included in these special offers, whichever occurs first. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. If your project is found to not meet the eligibility criteria for this special offer, Mitacs may be able to approve it under our standard funding model.


Key information:

  • The application deadline is February 9, 2024, or while quantities last
  • For information on how to apply, please visit the MITACS website.
  • You may contact the Ana Boika ( our MITACS Business Development Advisor for Carleton University to express interest

***The special discount will be popular. Please reach out to MITACS as early as possible to express interest and to submit your proposal by the February deadline.