Globalink Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.



Students and postdoctoral fellows:

  • 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

Undergraduate students: 


Undergraduate applicants completing their first post-secondary degree must have completed their second year of studies prior to departure. All applicants enrolled in an undergraduate degree must have maintained a B average in their two most recent semesters prior to application. This average can be cumulative over the two semesters.


Home supervising professors:

  • Must hold a faculty position at a Canadian university  
  • Must be eligible to hold Tri-Council funding and to supervise graduate students 

Host supervising professors: 

  • Must be recognized faculty members at their institutions  
  • Must be eligible to host graduate students

List of eligible countries and more information on the application, can be found on the website

*SFU Signature Sheet and full application due to 3 business days prior to submission to the agency. 


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