Mitacs Accelerate Program
AGE-WELL is working with another centre of excellence, Mitacs, to offer a unique training program to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that connects companies and other organizations with advanced expertise at universities and research centres.
AGE-WELL students and postdocs can apply for industry placements made available through AGE-WELL’s membership in the Mitacs Accelerate program.
A graduate student or post-doctoral fellow, working under the guidance of a professor, links the partner organization with the university. Each 4-month internship is valued at $15,000: partner organizations contribute $7,500, which is matched by the Accelerate program. A total of $15,000 funding is sent to the supervising professor for each internship.
The graduate student or postdoctoral fellow is paid a minimum stipend of $10,000 with the remaining funds supporting other costs associated with the research. All disciplines are eligible to participate in the program and applications can be made at any time.
Some AGE-WELL industry partners have contributed funds directly to AGE-WELL to co-fund internships. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.