Institut Courtois and Acceleration Consortium: Junior Fellowship Program – Summer 2024

The Institut Courtois of the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Arts and Science de Montréal and the University of Toronto’s Acceleration Consortium jointly launch a summer internship exchange program for undergraduate students. Université de Montréal students have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship in Toronto at the Acceleration Consortium, and University of Toronto students have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship at Institut Courtois. The two institutes are joining forces to accelerate materials discovery with the help of artificial intelligence and robotics.



  • Offer an exchange opportunity between the Acceleration Consortium and the Institut Courtois for summer internships for undergraduate students;
  • Recruit junior researchers for summer internships at Institut Courtois or the Courtois or the Acceleration Consortium, enabling them to carry out exploratory research in the field of materials;
  • Promote the development of interdisciplinary research projects (chemistry, physics, computer science);
  • Contribute synergy between the two institutes.

Start date and duration:

  • Start date: Between May 1st – May 15th, 2024
  • Duration: 3 months, 5 days a week (in person)


  • 10 000$ stipend, the student will be responsible for their accommodation
  • Payments will be made once a month


  • Application launch: March 19th, 2024
  • Submission deadline: April 8th, 2024
  • Announcement of results: April 19th, 2024

Eligibility criteria

For Université de Montréal:

  • The candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at Université de Montréal in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science and Operations Research. The candidate must be fluent in spoken and written English.

For University of Toronto

  • The candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at Toronto University in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, or Computer Science


  • A cover letter explaining your interest in materials discovery using artificial intelligence and robotics, as well as your experiences and personal qualities that position you well for a research internship;
  • University transcripts;
  • A resumé.

Applications from Université de Montreal should be emailed to

Applications from University of Toronto students can be submitted to the FAS student portal portal

Institut Courtois and the Acceleration Consortium are committed to the pursuit of excellence in maximizing the diversity of talent by broadening participation from traditionally under-represented minorities, encouraging applications from all ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations and social conditions.





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