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Mitacs Globalink Research Award




Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country.

Although there are limitations on international travel at the present time, research projects selected through this call for applications will have up to a year to begin (February 2023). All potential applicants must check with their institutions about their policies on international travel prior to submitting an application.

Eligible Applicants

Students and postdoctoral fellows

  • Must be registered as full-time senior undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows at an eligible Canadian institution or eligible institution outside Canada and remain as such throughout their Globalink Research Award
  • Undergraduate applicants completing their first post-secondary degree must have completed their second year of studies prior to departure. All applicants enrolled in an undergraduate degree must have maintained a B average in their two most recent semesters prior to application. This average can be cumulative over the two semesters.
  • Postdoctoral fellows may apply if their date of graduation from a PhD program is no more than five years prior to the proposed start date of the research project and they have postdoctoral status at an eligible institution.
  • Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree
    • Cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship
      • Permanent residents or citizens of Canada who are enrolled in an eligible country other than Canada and who wish to do a project in Canada are eligible to apply.
      • Applicants who hold citizenship of Canada and another eligible country may apply to do a project in either country
  • Must be the legal age of majority in Canada (18 years of age or older)
  • Must meet travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation
  • Cannot hold more than one Globalink Research Award per academic lifetime
  • Cannot have previously held a Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program award

Supervising professors

  • Must hold a faculty position at an eligible institution
  • Must be eligible to supervise graduate students
  • Supervisors at Canadian institutions: Must be eligible to hold Tri-Agency funding

Eligible Expenses

International Partners:

  • Belgium: Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI)
  • Brazil and Mexico: Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • France: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • France: École Polytechnique
  • France: French Embassy in Canada
  • France: Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique (Inria)
  • France: Université de Bordeaux
  • France: Université de Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
  • France: Université de Lorraine
  • Germany: Jülich (FZJ Helmholtz Association)
  • Germany: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Germany: GSI Heavy Ion Institute (Helmholtz Association)
  • Germany/USA/Luxembourg/Italy/The Netherlands: Max Planck Society
  • Israel: Council for Higher Education (CHE)
  • Japan: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Korea: National Research Foundation (NRF) Korea
  • Mexico: Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP)
  • Mexico: Universidad Tecnológica El Retoño (UTR) – Aguascalientes
  • Singapore: National Research Foundation (NRF-Singapore) / AISG
  • South Africa: National Research Foundation
  • Taiwan: National Cheng Kung University, Global Research and Industry Alliance (NCKU GLORIA)
  • Tunisia: Mediterranean Institute of Technology (MedTech)
  • United Kingdom: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Deadline Date

  Now open. Professors can submit projects by December 1, 2021.
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