Mitacs Globalink Research Awards (GRA)
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.
- Must be registered as full-time senior undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows at a Canadian university 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 5 years prior to the proposed start date of the research project
- 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 (unless they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada)
- 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
- 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.
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