The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects abroad.
- A $5,000 research award to the Canadian supervisor to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research related expenses, and student stipend.
- Open to all disciplines
- For joint research projects with academic collaborators for a minimum of 12 weeks to a maximum of 24 weeks abroad
- Partner countries: Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico, and Vietnam
- Applications accepted any time
The Globalink Research Award provides an opportunity for faculty at Canadian universities to strengthen existing international research collaborations and connect with colleagues around the world through the mobility of senior undergraduate and graduate students.
Student recipients of the Globalink Research Award will develop research skills, cultural fluency, and professional networks, becoming part of Canada’s generation of global innovators.
The benefits also include:
- No deadlines. Applications are accepted at any time
- Simple and quick application process
- Strengthens international research collaborations
- Funding provided to support the student’s travel costs
Mitacs recommends applicants submit applications by February 5, 2016, for projects starting in Summer 2016. If you would like to travel in Winter 2016, please submit your application tointsubmission(at)mitacs.ca as soon as possible.
Effective September 30, 2015, students in Canada on a study permit cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship. Students with Canadian citizenship and Permanent Residents can undertake research in any partner country, regardless of additional citizenship status.
Contact Mitacs International at international(at)mitacs.ca if you have any questions regarding the application or eligibility requirements.
In order to be eligible for a Globalink Research Award for research at a university outside of Canada, a student must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or international student
- Students cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree or been employed
- Effective September 30, 2015, students in Canada on a study permit cannot undertake a research project in a country where they hold citizenship. Students with Canadian citizenship and permanent residents can undertake research in any partner country, regardless of additional citizenship status.
- Be registered for full-time studies at a Canadian university as a senior undergraduate student or graduate student.
- Be the legal age of majority in Canada (18 years or older).
- Demonstrate skills and interest suitable to the project(s) in question.
- Have identified a faculty member at their home university to supervise the project and administer the funds.
- Have identified a host academic supervisor with a faculty appointment at an accredited university in a Mitacs partner country.
- Meet all necessary travel requirements for the intended destination.
- Have not previously been awarded a Globalink Research Award. Senior undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive ONE Mitacs Globalink Research Award per academic life time.
- Undergraduate students must:
- Have completed their second year of studies prior to departure
- Be enrolled in full-time studies and remain as such throughout the duration of the Globalink Research Award
- Maintain a B average or equivalent thereof for the last two semesters of study