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MITACS Globalink Research Award – Funding Opportunity 2022-2023

Research Admin Offices:


Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Each successful application will receive a total research grant of $6,000. Please note that for Stream 2 only, $2,000 of the award must be provided from matching funds. It is the responsibility of the primary supervisor to secure the matching funds prior to submission of the application. Please note, grants awarded by external granting agencies (e.g. NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, ORF) are not an eligible source of matching funds.


  • Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities



Internal Deadline:

December 1, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

January 1, 1970

Additional Dates:

  • ROADS - Internal Stream 1: NOI - December 1, 2022
  • ROADS - Internal Stream 1: Full Applications ongoing -
  • ROADS - Stream 2: Draft Applications - January 17, 2023
  • ROADS - Stream 2: Full Applications - January 24, 2023


The Globalink Research Award (GRA) program has reopened fully in Ontario starting November 3, 2022.

The GRA program provides opportunities for Canadian senior undergraduate and graduate students (Master’s or PhD), and Postdoctoral Fellows to gain international research experience through a collaborative research experience with universities located in Mitacs partner and eligible countries, and for international senior undergraduate, Master’s or PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows to gain research experience with eligible Canadian universities.

New proposals submitted to Mitacs will be reviewed and approvals will be determined per Mitacs’ standard course of business. Within 12 weeks of submission Mitacs will contact participants about the outcome of the application, with funding start dates expected beginning from April 1, 2023. All award approvals are subject to funding availability. Therefore, 2023 travel should be planned for late spring, early summer or later and must take place within a year from the funding decision date.

Each project supported by the Program should not only support the priority research areas and objectives of McMaster, as outlined the summary of Research for a Brighter World: McMaster University’s Strategic Plan for Research 2018-2023 (, but also provide benefits for Canada.

GRA projects can now be submitted through the two regular streams:


  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Level of supervision and mentorship committed by the host supervisor
  • Strength of recommendation by the home supervisor
  • Relevance to society and industry
  • Expected benefit to Canada


For additional information, please visit the program website.


Miky Dumitrescu, ROADS