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. 

Home or host supervisors are asked to fill out this webform to request an application package. Applications are due by December 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. PT.

The themes and subthemes are as follows. Please note that they believe 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 

As 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 (February 2023). All potential applicants must check with their universities about their policies on international travel prior to submitting an application. For more information on specific eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit: MITACS website. For additional questions, please contact

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