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Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call

November 17 @ 9:00 am

As part of a special initiative, Mitacs recently launched a competitive call for applications for the Globalink Research Award program in areas of strategic importance for the Canadian and international research communities.  A summary is provided below. 


To offer senior undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada the opportunity to participate in 12-to-24 week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in the following Mitacs partner countries: Brazil, China, France, Germany,  India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Kingdom. 

The themes and subthemes are as follows:

1. Artificial Intelligence:  

  1. Responsible AI 
  2. Data governance 
  3. Future of work 
  4. Innovation and commercialization 

2. Quantum Technologies: 

  1. Quantum computing and simulation 
  2. Quantum networking and communication 
  3. Quantum sensing and metrology 

3. Green Economy: 

  1. Sustainable industry 
  2. Clean technology and materials 
  3. Clean energy transition 
  4. Healthy environments (includes Arctic research, oceans, sustainable agriculture and smart cities) 

4. Pandemic Preparedness: 

  1. Pandemic preparedness and AI 
  2. Social impact policy making 
  3. Societal response to Covid-19 pandemic 
  4. One Health 




12 to 24 weeks 

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 (until February 2022), once circumstances allow. 


Application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for full review Tuesday, November 17, 2020 
Final application and fully signed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review by 9:00am on Friday, November 27, 2020 
Full application due at agency by 5:00pm PT on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Rachel Sung, Mitacs Business Development Specialist at 

Post-docs should contact Kim McIntyre, Post-doctoral Services Coordinator, at or extension 22993, once they have approval from Mitacs to submit an application.

For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the following link: