University of Toronto – Globalink Research Award (Mitacs)

Take your research abroad with the University of Toronto – Globalinks Research Award (GRA)

This award offers funding for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to conduct 12–24-week research projects at U of T and abroad.

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in select Mitacs partner countries to conduct 12–24-week research projects at the University of Toronto.

If you are a U of T GRA supervisor, please refer to the Faculty section of this page for your funding responsibilities. 

Learn more about the Mitacs Globalink Research Award here.  

To apply for the award, follow these steps below.

  • Check your eligibility

1.  Must be registered as full-time undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows at an eligible university or institution 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

2.  Must come from a Mitacs partner country. If the country you are from is not listed, please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca. The list is as follows (please note this list may change):
– Brazil
– China
– France
– Germany
– United Kingdom
– Wallonie-Bruxelles
– Hong Kong
– India
– Israel
– Japan
– Korea
– Macao
– Mexico
– Singapore
– Taiwan
– Tunisia
– United States
– Ukraine

3.  Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree and/or been employed

4.  Must be the legal age of majority in Canada (18 years of age or older)

5.  Must meet travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation

6.  Cannot hold more than one Globalink Research Award per academic lifetime

7.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed their second year of studies prior to departure

 

  • Secure your home and host supervisor

As a prospective inbound student to UofT, you will need to secure an academic supervisor at your home institution as well as one at UofT.

Host Supervising Professors (at UofT)
1.  Must hold a faculty position at UofT
2. Must be eligible to supervise graduate students and hold Tri-Council funding

Home Supervising Professors
1.  Must be recognized faculty members at their institutions
2. Must be eligible to supervise graduate students

 

  • Plan your project start and end dates. Follow UofT’s academic terms as a guide when planning your project.

Research projects are conducted over 12–24-weeks at University of Toronto. You may complete up to 25% of the total project length at your home institution. Please view U of T’s academic terms below if you would like to plan the start of your project in accordance with UofT’s academic terms. You may come for longer than one term.

For Undergraduate students:
1. Fall semester: September to December
2. Spring/Winter semester: January to April
3. Summer semester: May to August (recommended)

For Graduate students:
1. Your start date at UofT can be any time during the year. However, it is recommended that you start when the term starts (as stated above).
2. When you receive a confirmation from an academic supervisor at your home university and an academic supervisor at UofT, you may start preparing your application materials. The application process for the GRA is outlined below.

 

  • Complete the GRA application materials. Submit your application materials at least 12-weeks in advanced of your planned project start date.

1. Globalink Research Award application form (Please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca for application information.)

NOTE: You must sign this document and obtain signatures from both academic supervisors. The Canadian University Representative section will be completed by UofT, please leave it blank.

 

2. Research proposal

 

3. Student CV on Mitacs template

 

4. Letters of support from both your academic supervisors. Both letters must:

a.  Be written on university letterhead

b.  Provide the supervisor’s title and department

c.  Outline supervisory and/or financial support for the student and project

d.  Describe the student’s academic and research qualities, outstanding achievements, and ability to complete the project

 

5. Host supervisor’s CV in English or French, including funding history, publications, and graduate students supervised

 

6. U of T Funding Form:

a.  Mitacs will provide $3,000 of the $6,000 award. The host (UofT) PI will need to confirm the matched funding of $3,000 by completing this form.

b.  View UofT faculty member tab for more details

 

7. For graduate students only (Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral fellows): you must also complete the International visiting graduate student (IVGS) application by submitting the form.

 

  • Submit the application materials.

Application materials must be attached in ONE email and sent to the Centre for International Experience at U of T at: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.

 

  • Await the outcome of your application

You will receive a letter of confirmation from Mitacs – Globalink Research Award in approximately 10-12 weeks after submission.

 

  • Receive notice of successful application outcome

1.  Complete and return the Pre-Departure form to Mitacs.
2.  Please contact your home institution for any pre-departure related questions.
3.  Complete and return the Code of Ethics form to Mitacs.

 

  • Prepare for your arrival

1.  Obtain appropriate health insurance.
2.  Obtain appropriate visas and required permits. If you have any questions about this, please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.
2.  Arrange for housing. Some useful resources for housing at and near U of T can be found here: www.housing.utoronto.ca.

 

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

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.

Learn more about the Mitacs Globalink Research Award here.  

To apply for the award, follow these steps below.

  • Check your eligibility

Please visit Mitacs Globalink Research Award – “Eligibility” tab for more details.

 

  • Secure your home and host supervisor

As an outbound UofT student, you will need to secure an academic supervisor at a host institution as well as one at UofT.

 

  • Plan your project start and end dates

Research projects are conducted over 12–24-weeks at a host institution. You may complete up to 25% of the total project length at your home institution (UofT).

 

  • Complete the GRA application materials. Submit your application materials at least 16-weeks in advanced of your planned project start date.

Please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca for application materials and instructions.

 

  • Submit the application materials.

Application materials must be attached in ONE email and sent to the Centre for International Experience at U of T at: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.

 

  • Await the outcome of your application

You will receive a letter of confirmation from Mitacs – Globalink Research Award in approximately 10-12 weeks after submission.

 

  • Receive notice of successful application outcome

1.  Complete and return the Pre-Departure form to Mitacs.
2.  In order to complete the form, students need to fulfill all of U of T Safety Abroad requirements which can be found at our U of T Safety Abroad site.
3.  Please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca for any pre-departure related questions.
4.  Complete and return the Code of Ethics form to Mitacs.

 

  • Prepare for your departure

1.  Obtain appropriate health insurance.
2.  Obtain appropriate visas and required permits. If you have any questions about this, please contact your host institution.

 

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

The GRA supports international research collaboration. It provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research projects under the joint supervision of home and host professors, for 12-24 weeks.

Receiving students

To be eligible, you must:

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

Funding:

  • UofT’s supervisors with incoming GRA students must have identified $3,000 CAD to be matched by Mitacs for a total award value of $6,000 CAD
  • UofT supervisors with incoming GRA students must complete and submit the U of T Funding Form. The form must be submitted as a part of the GRA application package.
  • UofT supervisors with incoming GRA students will need to set-up an MRA (My Research Applications). More information about MRAs can be found here.
  • For more information about the application process, please refer to “Coming to UofT” tab.

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

Sending students

To be eligible, you must:

  • Must hold a faculty position at UofT
  • Must be eligible to hold Tri-Council funding and to supervise graduate students
  • For more information about the application process, please refer to “Going Abroad” tab

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

Questions? Please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca 

COMING TO UOFT

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in select Mitacs partner countries to conduct 12–24-week research projects at the University of Toronto.

If you are a U of T GRA supervisor, please refer to the Faculty section of this page for your funding responsibilities. 

Learn more about the Mitacs Globalink Research Award here.  

To apply for the award, follow these steps below.

  • Check your eligibility

1.  Must be registered as full-time undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows at an eligible university or institution 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

2.  Must come from a Mitacs partner country. If the country you are from is not listed, please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca. The list is as follows (please note this list may change):
– Brazil
– China
– France
– Germany
– United Kingdom
– Wallonie-Bruxelles
– Hong Kong
– India
– Israel
– Japan
– Korea
– Macao
– Mexico
– Singapore
– Taiwan
– Tunisia
– United States
– Ukraine

3.  Cannot undertake a research project at an institution where they have previously completed a degree and/or been employed

4.  Must be the legal age of majority in Canada (18 years of age or older)

5.  Must meet travel requirements for their intended destination, including visa and/or immigration requirements and associated documentation

6.  Cannot hold more than one Globalink Research Award per academic lifetime

7.  Undergraduate applicants must have completed their second year of studies prior to departure

 

  • Secure your home and host supervisor

As a prospective inbound student to UofT, you will need to secure an academic supervisor at your home institution as well as one at UofT.

Host Supervising Professors (at UofT)
1.  Must hold a faculty position at UofT
2. Must be eligible to supervise graduate students and hold Tri-Council funding

Home Supervising Professors
1.  Must be recognized faculty members at their institutions
2. Must be eligible to supervise graduate students

 

  • Plan your project start and end dates. Follow UofT’s academic terms as a guide when planning your project.

Research projects are conducted over 12–24-weeks at University of Toronto. You may complete up to 25% of the total project length at your home institution. Please view U of T’s academic terms below if you would like to plan the start of your project in accordance with UofT’s academic terms. You may come for longer than one term.

For Undergraduate students:
1. Fall semester: September to December
2. Spring/Winter semester: January to April
3. Summer semester: May to August (recommended)

For Graduate students:
1. Your start date at UofT can be any time during the year. However, it is recommended that you start when the term starts (as stated above).
2. When you receive a confirmation from an academic supervisor at your home university and an academic supervisor at UofT, you may start preparing your application materials. The application process for the GRA is outlined below.

 

  • Complete the GRA application materials. Submit your application materials at least 12-weeks in advanced of your planned project start date.

1. Globalink Research Award application form (Please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca for application information.)

NOTE: You must sign this document and obtain signatures from both academic supervisors. The Canadian University Representative section will be completed by UofT, please leave it blank.

 

2. Research proposal

 

3. Student CV on Mitacs template

 

4. Letters of support from both your academic supervisors. Both letters must:

a.  Be written on university letterhead

b.  Provide the supervisor’s title and department

c.  Outline supervisory and/or financial support for the student and project

d.  Describe the student’s academic and research qualities, outstanding achievements, and ability to complete the project

 

5. Host supervisor’s CV in English or French, including funding history, publications, and graduate students supervised

 

6. U of T Funding Form:

a.  Mitacs will provide $3,000 of the $6,000 award. The host (UofT) PI will need to confirm the matched funding of $3,000 by completing this form.

b.  View UofT faculty member tab for more details

 

7. For graduate students only (Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral fellows): you must also complete the International visiting graduate student (IVGS) application by submitting the form.

 

  • Submit the application materials.

Application materials must be attached in ONE email and sent to the Centre for International Experience at U of T at: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.

 

  • Await the outcome of your application

You will receive a letter of confirmation from Mitacs – Globalink Research Award in approximately 10-12 weeks after submission.

 

  • Receive notice of successful application outcome

1.  Complete and return the Pre-Departure form to Mitacs.
2.  Please contact your home institution for any pre-departure related questions.
3.  Complete and return the Code of Ethics form to Mitacs.

 

  • Prepare for your arrival

1.  Obtain appropriate health insurance.
2.  Obtain appropriate visas and required permits. If you have any questions about this, please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.
2.  Arrange for housing. Some useful resources for housing at and near U of T can be found here: www.housing.utoronto.ca.

 

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

GOING ABROAD

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.

Learn more about the Mitacs Globalink Research Award here.  

To apply for the award, follow these steps below.

  • Check your eligibility

Please visit Mitacs Globalink Research Award – “Eligibility” tab for more details.

 

  • Secure your home and host supervisor

As an outbound UofT student, you will need to secure an academic supervisor at a host institution as well as one at UofT.

 

  • Plan your project start and end dates

Research projects are conducted over 12–24-weeks at a host institution. You may complete up to 25% of the total project length at your home institution (UofT).

 

  • Complete the GRA application materials. Submit your application materials at least 16-weeks in advanced of your planned project start date.

Please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca for application materials and instructions.

 

  • Submit the application materials.

Application materials must be attached in ONE email and sent to the Centre for International Experience at U of T at: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca.

 

  • Await the outcome of your application

You will receive a letter of confirmation from Mitacs – Globalink Research Award in approximately 10-12 weeks after submission.

 

  • Receive notice of successful application outcome

1.  Complete and return the Pre-Departure form to Mitacs.
2.  In order to complete the form, students need to fulfill all of U of T Safety Abroad requirements which can be found at our U of T Safety Abroad site.
3.  Please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca for any pre-departure related questions.
4.  Complete and return the Code of Ethics form to Mitacs.

 

  • Prepare for your departure

1.  Obtain appropriate health insurance.
2.  Obtain appropriate visas and required permits. If you have any questions about this, please contact your host institution.

 

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

U of T Faculty Members

The GRA supports international research collaboration. It provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research projects under the joint supervision of home and host professors, for 12-24 weeks.

Receiving students

To be eligible, you must:

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

Funding:

  • UofT’s supervisors with incoming GRA students must have identified $3,000 CAD to be matched by Mitacs for a total award value of $6,000 CAD
  • UofT supervisors with incoming GRA students must complete and submit the U of T Funding Form. The form must be submitted as a part of the GRA application package.
  • UofT supervisors with incoming GRA students will need to set-up an MRA (My Research Applications). More information about MRAs can be found here.
  • For more information about the application process, please refer to “Coming to UofT” tab.

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

Sending students

To be eligible, you must:

  • Must hold a faculty position at UofT
  • Must be eligible to hold Tri-Council funding and to supervise graduate students
  • For more information about the application process, please refer to “Going Abroad” tab

Questions? Please contact: globalinkaward@utoronto.ca

Questions? Please contact globalinkaward@utoronto.ca