Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Mitacs is pleased to launch a special initiative in cooperation with several of their international partners: a competitive call for applications to our Mitacs Globalink Research Award program in areas of strategic importance for the Canadian and international research communities.

Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. 

Professors can submit projects by December 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. PT.

The themes and subthemes are as follows. Mitacs believes there is a great deal of scope in many of the subthemes for proposals with a focus on the social sciences and humanities and/or interdisciplinary approaches:

  1. Advanced computing (Quantum and AI)
  • Quantum computing 
  • Advanced materials for computing and other advanced computing technologies 
  • AI and health 
  • AI and climate change 
  • Cybersecurity 
  1. Achieving Net Zero 
  • Sustainable technologies 
  • Future cities/IoT 
  • Environmental sustainability 
  • Circular economy 
  • Water 
  • Food Security 
  1. Global Health
  • OneHealth 
  • Innovations in therapies and prevention 
  • Biomanufacturing 
  • Healthy aging 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 

For more information on specific eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit: Mitacs website. For additional questions, please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.


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