Mitacs Globalink Research Award - General Call

The SFU-Mitacs GRA program has been put on hold until further notice and we are not accepting applications at this time. For any questions, please contact

This SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Award - General call invites proposals that demonstrate alignment with SFU's research priorities as articulated in the SFU Research Strategic Plan. The Award aims to support emerging and developing research collaborations between SFU and international collaborators that have potential to lead to long-term and multifaceted research collaborations that advance the University’s strategic interests.


  • PIs must hold a faculty position at an eligible institution 

  • PIs must be eligible to supervise graduate students 

  • Supervisors at Canadian institutions: Must be eligible to hold Tri-Agency funding


C$6,000  is available per student dedicated fully to student stipend; research costs should be covered by the host supervisor.

PIs are required to contribute C$2,000 towards the C$6000 award per participating student. Please note that contributions cannot come from Tri-agency funds. PIs must confirm the eligibility of the matching funds at the time of the application submission.

PIs must confirm via email or in the "Additional Information" section of the Signature Sheet that: 

  • matching funds are not Tri-Agency funds; and

  • if matching funds are drawn from an externally sponsored research project with a restricted budget (i.e. funds are restricted to being used only for specific research activities), a PI has received the sponsor’s approval to use the funds for the MITACS-related purposes.

Feel free to contact SFU Research Services at if you require any assistance to confirm the eligibility of the matching funds. 

Key Dates for Application Process:

Step 1: SFU PI to submit a Project Proposal – Deadline: July 25, 2022

Step 2: Submit a Mitacs Student Application – Deadline: August 23, 2022

Step 3: Mitacs results - October – December 2022

Step 4: Start of project – Spring 2023

For more information, please visit the website. If you have any questions about the award or the application process, please feel free to contact the Coordinator, International Research Mobility at

Completed and fully signed SFU Signature Sheet is due to no later than August 23, 2022. 





Upcoming Deadlines

16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Mitacs Globalink Research Award - General Call The SFU-Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports international research collaboration through the mobility of graduate students (Masters & PhD) and postdoctoral fellows. The award supports short-term internships (12-24 weeks) for both inbound (to SFU) and outbound (from SFU). Priority is given to project proposals that demonstrate potential to lead to long-term and multifaceted research collaborations that advance SFU's strategic interests. The award is CAD $6000 per student (of which, $2000 needs to be contributed by SFU PI). The deadline to submit a project proposal is July 25, 2022. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.