The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.

Status: Open

Due to the current global pandemic, the University of Ottawa has postponed all student mobility. In response, all in-person activities should be planned to commence next summer 2022.

How to participate

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be registered full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Ottawa (exchange students are not eligible)
    • Undergraduate students must be in the third or fourth year of their program
    • Open to citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as well as international students
  • Have a strong academic background

Since this is a competitive program, priority will be given to students with academic excellence as demonstrated by their cumulative grade point average (CGPA).

Once you're accepted

Congratulations! You will now join hundreds of other students that have benefited from the Mitacs Globalink Research Award. The following sections provide key information that will help make your research experience rewarding and successful.

Failure to complete the following sections will result in the annulment of the award.

The next step, before going any further, is to determine whether your research project needs ethics approval by consulting the responsible conduct of research checklist.

Does your research project involve:

The pre-departure session is divided in two parts:

  1. During the first meeting, the Centre for Research Opportunities will provide you with a checklist of documents that you need to obtain before your departure.
  2. Once you have all the required documents, you will have a second meeting to go over your code of conduct and other conditions to be mindful of while you are abroad.

Please contact [email protected] to arrange your pre-departure session.

In order to proceed with the disbursement of the funds, your supervisor at the University of Ottawa will have to complete an RE form to open a research account. Once we receive your cheque, the funds will be deposited in such research account and your supervisor will be responsible to process the disbursement.

Depending on the Award allocation and breakdown section of your Mitacs application, the following applies:

  • Stipend: Funds will be provided to you throughout your placement as deposits every two weeks.
  • Research Costs: You will have to pay upfront, keep the receipts, and then ask for reimbursement.
  • Travel and Living Expenses: You will have to pay upfront, keep all receipts, and then ask for reimbursement.