Mitacs Student and PDF International Travel Opportunities

Fri. Nov. 9, 2018

If you or your students have any questions about Mitacs opportunities please reach out to Jill at and/or our institutional Mitacs representative Wajihah Mughal at

Students can also contact Mitacs International at

With the new academic year in full swing, students may have begun planning for international travel, whether for next semester or next year. If they haven’t already, students — and now, postdoctoral fellows — may wish to apply for Mitacs’s Globalink Research Award (GRA).

Recipients can get $6,000 in GRA support for research collaborations with universities abroad. They can submit applications at any time but are encouraged to apply at least 16 weeks prior to their planned departure.

Destinations include Australia, China, EU member countries, India, Norway, and the United States — the complete list of eligible destinations is on the award web page, along with a searchable “Find A Professor” list of professors interested in hosting researchers from Canada.

Mitacs is also now accepting applications for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports researchers in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects in Japan in Summer 2019. The program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all disciplines at Canadian universities. The deadline to apply for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program is December 5, 2018.

Mitacs and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have partnered to offer the RISE-Globalink Research Internship (RISE-GRI), which offers undergraduate students at Canadian universities the opportunity to undertake research at eligible German institutions.

RISE-GRI pairs Canadian students with three-month projects supervised by PhD students in Germany.

  • Open to full-time undergraduates in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field) who have completed at least two years of a four- or five-year program
  • Applications accepted until December 15, 2018. Students must apply through the RISE application portal
  • Competitive opportunity — only top-ranked students are matched with projects
  • Projects must start between May 15 and July 9, 2019
  • Approved recipients receive $6,000 toward travel and accommodations

For questions about the application procedure, matching process, and internship placement, please contact