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Mitacs Globalink Research Awards

Value: Up to $5,000
Student Research Funding

Globalink Research Awards provides research grant to support travel costs for Canadian senior undergraduate and graduate students to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project at a university in a Mitacs partner country.


  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or international student
  • be registered for full-time studies in undergrad year 3 or 4, or a graduate student
  • demonstrate skills and interest suitable to the project
  • have identified a faculty member at the home university (RRU in this case) to supervise the project and administer funds
  • have identified a host academic supervisor with a faculty appointment at an accredited university in a Mitacs partner country (listed on this page)
  • meets all necessary travel requirements for the intended destination as well as the home institution's policies with regards to research abroad.


  • Students are primarily responsible for setting up the opportunity. Mitacs' GRA website provides instructions and helpful tips on getting started, as well as funding, eligibility, and program guidelines. A Mitacs blog post outlines three ways to find an international professor.
  • Students cannot undertake a project at an institution where they have previous completed a degree.
  • RRU's faculty supervisor must be eligible to supervise graduate students and can hold Tri-Council funding.

Application Timeline

Applications are accepted anytime; however, Mitacs suggests applicants apply approximately 10-12 weeks prior to the start of hte project to allow for:

  • Adjudication of applications
  • Filing of appropriate documentation
  • Completion of univeristy travel abroad protocols
  • Travel and accommodation arrangements