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Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Opportunity NameGlobalink Research Award
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration12 to 24 weeks
Application due to FSc RO at for full review11-03-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review11-10-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review11-15-2023, by 9:00AM EST
Application due at agency 11-17-2023, by 5:00PM PST

To offer senior undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Canada the opportunity to participate in 12-to-24 week research projects under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’ international partners. 


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
  • 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
  • Supervisors outside of Canadian institutions: Must be affiliated to an eligible partner

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact Rachel Sung, Senior Advisor, Business Development, Mitacs 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. 

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at