Mitacs connects municipalities of all sizes with post-secondary researchers for innovative projects ensuring Canadians develop the best public policies to create vibrant and healthy communities.

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers research internships, placing highly educated graduate students and postdocs into the public and private sectors. Bringing a qualified intern on board, whether it’s a college student, a university student, grad or postdoc, is a smart strategy, allowing you to tap into their knowledge and know-how while keeping your budget in check. It’s also a great way to boost your organization’s productivity and create a valuable work opportunity for students who are passionate about the challenges you face.


Mitacs finds the right academic/research talent to provide municipalities with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to advance policy and execute projects.

  • Minimum project is 4 months with no maximum timeframe.
  • Up to 55% of costs can be funded, representing $6,000 to millions in funding

How to apply

  • Mitacs programs are open on a rolling basis and are non-competitive creating a dependable source of funding for academic collaborations.
  • Projects can be of any scale and timeframe.

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