Mitacs is launching a new research funding call aimed at supporting Indigenous innovation in Canada. This call will support projects through the Accelerate and Business Strategy Internship programs.
Eligible projects will need to meet at least one of the following two criteria:
- The intern on the project self-identifies as being Indigenous; or
- The partner organization collaborating on the project is at least 50% owned by an individual that self-identifies as Indigenous
Both industry and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to participate as partners.
For this call, partners will need to contribute 25% of total project costs. The breakdown for each funding program is as follows:
Accelerate – Minimum project duration: 4 months (can be longer if necessary).
For each 4-month Accelerate internship unit, the partner organization will provide $3,750 +taxes, and Mitacs will match with $11,250.
Business Strategy Internship – Project Duration: 4 months
For a BSI internship, partner organizations will pay $2500 +taxes and Mitacs will match with $7500.
The deadline for applications to this Indigenous Innovation call is January 29, 2021.
If you are interested in applying and would like additional information, Mitacs is holding a webinar on Thursday, Dec 17th at 1:00 pm. To attend, please register here.
Additional program details can be found here.