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Mitacs Globalink Research Award

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Scholarship at a glance

Deadline: Rotating
Value: $6,000
Scholarship type: In-program
Degree level: Master's or Doctoral
Available to: Canadian or international students

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The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner organizations and eligible countries and regions. Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. Awards are offered in partnership with Mitacs’s Canadian academic partners (and, in some cases, with Mitacs’s international partners) and are subject to available funding.  

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be registered as a full-time graduate student or postdoctoral fellow at an eligible Canadian institution or eligible international institution and remain as such throughout your Globalink Research Award.

  • As a postdoctoral fellow, you may apply if your date of graduation from a PhD program is no more than five years prior to the proposed start date of the research project and you have postdoctoral status at an eligible institution. 

  • You cannot undertake a research project at an institution where you have previously completed a degree or in a country where you hold citizenship. 

  • Visit the Mitacs website for the full eligibility criteria

Application overview

  1. Applicants (student or postdoctoral fellow, home and host supervisors) submit application to partner organization or to Mitacs. 

  2. Within 12 weeks of submission, Mitacs will contact you about the outcome of the application. Travel must take place within a year from the date of the outcome.

  3. You will need to provide a completed Mitacs Code of Conduct and Ethics and International Pre-Departure forms.

  4. Mitacs forwards the Globalink Research Award funds to the Canadian institution. In some cases, you may receive a portion of the funds from a Mitacs partner organization. 

  5. Go to Mitacs' website for full application process details.