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Mitacs Globalink Research Award Thematic Call

The pandemic we are living through has shown the importance of international research collaborations to tackle global challenges. To foster future opportunities for researcher mobility, and help plant the seeds for recovery, Mitacs is pleased to launch a special initiative in cooperation with several of our international partners: a competitive call for applications to our Mitacs Globalink Research Award program in areas of strategic importance for the Canadian and international research communities. 
Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor at a university in Canada and an institution affiliated with one of Mitacs’s international partners, senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows included in successful applications will receive a $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. 
Although there are limitations on international travel at the present time, research projects selected through this call for applications will have up to a year to begin (February 2023). All potential applicants must check with their institutions about their policies on international travel prior to submitting an application.
The themes and subthemes are as follows. Please note that we believe there is a great deal of scope in many of the subthemes for proposals with a focus on the social sciences and humanities and/or interdisciplinary approaches:

1. Advanced computing (Quantum and AI)

  • Quantum computing 
  • Advanced materials for computing and other advanced computing technologies 
  • AI and health 
  • AI and climate change 
  • Cybersecurity 

2. Achieving Net Zero 

  • Sustainable technologies 
  • Future cities/IoT 
  • Environmental sustainability 
  • Circular economy 
  • Water 
  • Food Security 

3. Global Health

  • OneHealth 
  • Innovations in therapies and prevention 
  • Biomanufacturing 
  • Healthy aging 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 

Mitacs is pleased to be collaborating with the following international partners in this thematic call for applications. For more information on the participating international partners and their specific eligibility requirements, go to the “International partners information” tab. 

  • Belgium: Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI) 
  • Brazil/Mexico: Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) 
  • France: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) 
  • France: École Polytechnique 
  • France: Embassy of France in Canada 
  • France: Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique (Inria) 
  • France: Université de Bordeaux 
  • France: Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) 
  • France: Université de Lorraine 
  • Germany: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Helmholtz Association) 
  • Germany: Jülich (Helmholtz Association) 
  • Germany: GSI Heavy Ion Institute (Helmholtz Association) 
  • Germany/USA/Luxembourg/Italy/The Netherlands: Max Planck Society 
  • Israel: Council for Higher Education (CHE) 
  • Japan: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Korea: National Research Foundation (NRF) 
  • Mexico: Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP)
  • Mexico: Universidad Tecnológica El Retoño (UTR) – Aguascalientes 
  • Singapore: National Research Foundation (NRF-Singapore) / AISG 
  • South Africa: National Research Foundation 
  • Taiwan: National Cheng Kung University, Global Research and Industry Alliance (NCKU GLORIA) 
  • Tunisia: Mediterranean Institute of Technology (MedTech) 
  • United Kingdom: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


Professors can submit projects by December 1, 2021, at 5 p.m. PT.  Please fill out this webform to request an application package.

Application Procedures

Please fill out this webform to request an application package from Mitacs.