Type of Program:
Mitacs Accelerate Program provides funding to reduce the cost to access collaborative research from post-secondary institutes and faculty supervisors. Each 15-week research project is awarded $15,000. Approved applicants receive a 15-week internship with a Masters or PhD level student to complete a research project aimed at solving a unique business challenge.
Comments on Funding:
Applicants which contribute $7,500 per 4- to 6-month unit receive a $15,000 research award. For six or more units with three or more interns, applicants have the option to contribute $6,000 per project unit, which receives a $13,300 research award. Funding scales to project size. Project contributions may be eligible for SR&ED credits.
When It Ends:
Eligibility of not-for-profit corporations, hospitals, and municipalities as well as the project’s economic orientation for these partners must be assessed prior to proposal submission.
Nova Scotia businesses partner with academic researchers to develop a research proposal.
Proposals are submitted via a Mitacs Representative.
Project costs are covered through combined business, government, and Invest Nova Scotia funding.
No specific documentation has been identified.
Other Things to Note:
Applicants must contact a Mitacs representative to discuss their research needs. They can identify potential academic collaborators, help refine research objectives, and assist them with their proposal.