Globalink Research Award Thematic Call 2021

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire within your unit

Memorial Deadline: Wednesday 24th, November 2021

External Deadline: Wednesday 1st, December 2021


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 (decisions are expected in February 2022) will have up to a year to begin (until February 2023), once circumstances allow.

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:

Specific features of the GRA thematic call:

  • Open to all universities in Canada
  • No cofunding agreement or financial contribution required
  • Theme-based
  • Competitive call
  • Multiple Mitacs international partners participating : 21
  • Multiple students per application : up to 5 in either direction
  • Application package available online through a webform
  • Submission at Mitacs through the local Mitacs representative
  • Promotional campaign

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
  • Additional information can be found on the Mitac’s Website


Request for International Collaboration (RRIC) Template - CNDUNIS -EN-2021

Funding Sources


This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: August 25, 2021