Students and postdoctoral fellows may be nominated for a Mitacs Award in one of the following ways:

  • By the academic supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project;
  • By the industry supervisor who supervised their work during the Mitacs-funded project (for Accelerate, or Elevate, or Business Strategy Internship program nominees).

Professors may be nominated for the Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership by :

  • The industrial or not-for-profit partner;
  • The academic co-investigators;
  • The interns involved in the Mitacs-funded project on which they worked together.

It is expected that several individuals may contribute to the preparation of a nomination submission for an academic supervisor. In this case, one person should act as the lead in the process so that a single nomination is submitted on behalf of the professor.


Past or present students, postdoctoral fellows, and academic supervisors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, Globalink, or Business Strategy Internship programs are eligible for nomination. For the selection criteria pertaining to each specific award, please refer to the list of Mitacs Awards above.

Award recipients will be notified in October and announced publicly at an awards ceremony on November 22, 2023. Recipients will be presented with their awards at the ceremony.

*These award categories are open to nominations for both college, polytechnic, and university participants from eligible programs.

Evaluation procedure

An internal and external review committee will review all nominations and make recommendations for the best candidates for each award. Mitacs’s CEO will review the recommendations and make the final decisions.

Nominate an intern or fellow

Nominate an academic supervisor

The nomination deadline is Sunday September 17, 2023 at 11:00 p.m. ET.

For questions regarding nominations, please contact

More information can be found here