Mitacs funding for university collaborations abroad


With the new academic year in full swing, students at your institution may have begun planning for international travel, whether for next semester or next year. If they haven't already, your students — and now, your postdoctoral fellows — may wish to apply for Mitacs's Globalink Research Award (GRA).

Recipients can get $6,000 in GRA support for research collaborations with universities abroad. They can submit applications at any time but are encouraged to apply at least 16 weeks prior to their planned departure.

Destinations include Australia, China, EU member countries, India, Norway, and the United States — the complete list of eligible destinations is on the award web page, along with a searchable "Find A Professor" list of professors interested in hosting researchers from Canada.

Mitacs is now accepting applications for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports researchers in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects in Japan in Summer 2019.

The program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines at Canadian universities. The deadline to apply for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program is December 5, 2018.

If you have any questions about GRA or the Mitacs-JSPS summer program, contact We look forward to receiving your applications.

Kind regards,


Elise Buckley
Mitacs International

Mitacs would like to thank the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario for their support of the Globalink Research Award program. In addition, Mitacs is pleased to work with international partners to support the Globalink Research Award, including Brazil's Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes), the China Scholarship Council, the European Union's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, France's Inria, India's Ministry of Human Resource Development, the National Research Foundation of Korea, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education, and Tunisia's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Mission Universitaire de Tunisie en Amerique du Nord.

We also thank the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for its partnership.

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