The Mitacs Globalink Research Award | Application & Eligibility

About The Mitacs Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award is a prestigious scholarship program for international students that provides funding to support research collaborations between Canadian and international students. The award is valued at $6,000 and is intended to support students in their pursuit of graduate studies and provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of their research.

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) promotes research partnerships among Canada and specific partner organizations as well as with eligible countries and regions.

Successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows will receive a $6,000 research scholarship to carry out a 12- to 24-week research study abroad, under the joint supervision of a home and host professor. Awards are contingent upon financial availability and are provided in collaboration with Mitacs’ Canadian academic partners (and, in some situations, Mitacs’ overseas partners). (

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Eligibility

  • 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
  • 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


Mitacs Globalink Research Award Eligible Countries/Regions

Below is a list of all eligible countries and regions for which Globalink Research Award (GRA) proposals are accepted.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran (Travel to Canada only)
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon (Travel to Canada only)
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Application Process

To apply for the Mitacs Globalink Research Award, applicants are expected to;

  • Review all eligibility and award guidelines from Mitacs, the international partner, and the Canadian institution.
  • Connect with one another to discuss project interest. Please note that Mitacs cannot connect interested applicants.
  • Academic supervisors at Canadian institutions obtain endorsement from the Canadian institution before preparing the application. Please contact your local Mitacs Business Development representative ( for more information on what kind of endorsement is required for your project, and how to receive the application package.
    • Projects that are being proposed with a Mitacs international partner do not require co-funding from the Canadian university. The Vice President Research (VPR) or designate signature is not required.
    • Projects that are being proposed without a Mitacs international partner must be co-funded by the Canadian institution that must contribute $2000 towards the Globalink Research Award. The Vice President Research (VPR) or designate signature is required.
    • The Office of Research Services (ORS) or designate signature will be required on all completed applications.
    • Applicants should allow 1-3 weeks to obtain the appropriate signatures.
  • Complete the application package: in addition to completing all the fields in the application form, applicants will be required to submit a research proposal. Additional information will be provided in the application package.
  • Submit completed application package 16 weeks prior to project start date:
    • Academic supervisors at Canadian institutions must submit the complete application package by email to their local Mitacs Business Development representative (
    • For projects conducted with a Mitacs international partner, participants must follow the submission process highlighted by the partner, which could differ from the above.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call for applications is now closed. 

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