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Mitacs Globalink

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world – to create a more innovative Canada. Take your graduate or postdoctoral research abroad with Mitacs Globalink. Globalink offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners.

Value & Duration

  • The award value is $6,000
  • Travel duration must be of 12-24 weeks and must start after January 1st, 2022

Deadlines

First Call

  • July 19th, 2021 to submit a fully signed “Intention to Apply” form 
  • August 16th, 2021 to submit complete application package to Mitacs for final approval

Second Call

  • TBD Fall 2021

Third Call

  • TDB Winter 2022

Note: Inbound applicants must also follow the application process on this page, but their applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Successful applicants will only be able to travel when University-related travel is again permitted, and will have one year from the approval date to use their award.

Countries & Partners

The program supports travel and research between Canadian universities and universities in the following countries and regions:

Country/Region 

Type of Mobility Level of Study 
Argentina Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Chile Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
China Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Colombia Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
EU Member States*** Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Iran Inbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Israel Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Lebanon Inbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Malaysia Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Morocco Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
New Zealand Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
South Africa Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Switzerland Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
United States Inbound/Outbound Senior undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

***Conditions apply, see partners below

Select awards are offered in partnership with institutions in the countries and regions below:

Country/Region Partner Type of Mobility and Level of Study Additional Information 
Brazil CAPES

Inbound: PhD only

Outbound: Master's and PhD only

 
France Inria Research Centres

Inbound: PhD only from INRA centres

Outbound: Master's and PhD only 

 

Université de Bordeaux

École Polytechnique

Université de Lorraine

Inbound/Outbound: Senior undergraduates, Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows  
Université Grenoble Alpes

Inbound: Master’s, PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Outbound: Senior undergraduates, Master’s, PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows

 
United Kingdom UKRI

Inbound: Doctoral students from UKRI funded council: Apply here in addition to submitting your application to GPS. Part-time students eligible

Outbound: PhD only 

Inbound and Outbound: MUST follow the application process on this page and submit applications to GPS by the deadline
Wallonie- Bruxelles Wallonie-Bruxelles International  Inbound/Outbound: PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows only

Eligible instituitions: Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), UniversitédeLiège(ULiège), UniversitédeMons(UMons), Université de
Namur (UNamur), Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B)

EU European Commission MSCA Actions   Travel to other EU countries only where projects are a part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) RISE program
India Bilateral Shastri Member Institutions Inbound/Outbound: Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral Fellows from Shastri member institutions  
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Inbound/Outbound: Master’s and PhD only  
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) Inbound/Outbound Please note that application intake is on pause until further notice.
Israel Council For Higher Education Inbound/Outbound: PhD students, postdoctoral fellows from all universities in Israel  
Japan  JSPS Outbound: Masters and PhD only Demonstrate skills and interest suitable to the project(s) in question.
Korea National Research Foundation

Inbound: Masters and PhD only, Korean Citizens and Permanent Residents only

Outbound: Masters and PhD only

 
Mexico Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Outbound: Senior undergraduates, Master’s and PhD only  
Singapore AI Singapore (AISG) Outbound: Master’s, PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows only

Must pass AISG’s entrance evaluation test

AISG provides available project lists to Mitacs

Tunisia MHESR Outbound: Senior undergraduates, Master’s and PhD only  
MedTech Inbound/Outbound: Senior undergraduates, Master’s and PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows  
Taiwan Global Research & Industry Alliance – National Cheng Kung University (GLORIA-NCKU) Inbound/Outbound: Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows only  
Ukraine Ministry of Education & Science Inbound: Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows only   

The information above may be subject to change. Please visit Mitacs Globalink website for up to date information.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  1. For Master’s, PhD, Postdocs and Senior Undergraduates
  2. For travel to one of the eligible countries (priority is given to students collaborating with a Mitacs partner institution)
  3. Travel duration must be of 12-24 weeks and must start after January 1st, 2022
  4. For collaboration with an institution not partnered with Mitacs, the McGill supervisor must commit to a contribution of 2,000 CAD

Please visit Mitacs Globalink website for more information on eligibility.

Supervisor and Contribution Requirements

  • The supervisor must be a recognized faculty member at their institutions
  • The supervisor must be eligible to host graduate students
  • The McGill supervisor must commit to a contribution of 2,000 CAD for collaboration with an institution not partnered with Mitacs
    1. The contribution cannot come from the host supervisor (the supervisor external to McGill), the student, or out-of-pocket
    2. The contribution cannot come from Tri-Agency Funds or FRQ; department contributions or start-up funds are acceptable
    3. The deadline to transfer the funds are as follows:
      • Deadline to transfer funds to the Faculty: TBD
      • Deadline to transfer from Faculty to GPS: TBD

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the Intention to Apply Form.
  2. Submit the completed and signed form to GPS for preapproval by the deadline, to this email address:fundingapplications.gps [at] mcgill.ca. The form must have the Faculty Associate Dean's signature.
  3. Preapproved candidates receive Mitacs application package, complete and submit their applications to GPS by the deadline.

Please visit Mitacs Globalink website for more information.

After Pre-approval 

Pre-approved candidates receive Mitacs application package and instructions to complete and submit their application by the deadline. Please note that you must be approved by Mitacs to receive the award. GPS pre-approval is not the final approval.

Please note the following regarding the OSR checklist in the application package: 

  • The supervisor is responsible for completing and obtaining signatures on the OSR checklist
  • The application will be reviewed only after signatures from the Dean and ADR are provided on the OSR checklist 

Contact

Please contact graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca for more information.

Please find more programs offered by Mitacs here.

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