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Mitacs acts as the key link between industry and postsecondary institutions, driving collaborations at home and abroad to develop projects which solve business challenges, and develop the nation’s innovation capacity. Mitacs is passionate about developing the next generation of researchers helping to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada. Mitacs programs are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in any academic discipline. International students are welcome.

If you have any questions about Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate or Globalink programs, please contact Danielle Connell ( Danielle is UNB’s dedicated Mitacs specialist, and provides support to students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members across all of UNB’s faculties in both Fredericton and Saint John.

Mitacs Programs

Mitacs Accelerate supports collaborative research between universities and non-academic partners, including industry and eligible not-for-profit organizations. The program is open to Canadian and international students at all levels and postdoctoral fellows in all academic disciplines. Value: $15,000 per 6-month unit.

Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur funds student entrepreneurs to further develop the research or technology at the core of their business when hosted by an incubator facility. Mitacs funding helps student entrepreneurs to take real, meaningful advantage of the supports provided by the incubator, with the goal of commercializing the technology, product, or service rapidly.  The student entrepreneur spends the internship undertaking research that both furthers the company and their graduate work, while drawing a salary. Value: $15,000 per 6-month unit.

Mitacs Elevate is a postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training program, along with a two-year research project with a non-academic organization. The program is open to Canadian and international postdoctoral fellows in all academic disciplines. Value: $60,000/year for 2 years.

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides travel funding for students and postdoctoral fellows in all academic disciplines. This award aids travel and research collaborations of 12-24 weeks at a university abroad. UNB Globalink Research Award supervisors are asked to contribute $2,000 towards the value of the award. Value: $6,000.

Contact Danielle Connell at for more information to access the inbound or outbound Globalink Research Award application package.


Mitacs Accelerate
Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur
Mitacs Elevate
Mitacs Globalink Research Award
UNB School of Graduate Studies
UNB Office of Research Services

Other Programs

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (inbound to UNB, Summer)
Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship
Business Strategy Internship (business-oriented projects)
Business Strategy Law (Deadline March 8, 2021)


Danielle Connell, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs and UNB,