Mitacs expands research opportunities to the US, the UK, and EU member countries

Vancouver, BC — The United States, the United Kingdom, and all countries in the European Union will be open to senior undergraduate and graduate students at Canadian universities for research exchanges through Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization.

Through a Mitacs Globalink Research Award university students can participate in a 12- to 24-week research project abroad, jointly supervised by faculty at a Canadian University and faculty at a university in a partner country. Students refine their research skills in new environments, gain cultural fluency, and expand their professional networks.

Starting in January 2018, applications for a Mitacs Globalink Research Award to the US, the UK, and the EU will be accepted. The Award will also be expanding to existing Mitacs partner countries Australia, Japan, Norway, and Saudi Arabia. This announcement builds on the success of the Globalink Research Award, which has supported 579 international research collaborations over the past four years.

For a full list of countries supporting travel and research opportunities from Canada through Mitacs Globalink visit


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
“Expanding the Mitacs Globalink Research Award to the US, the UK, and the EU will provide new opportunities for students at Canadian universities to promote research, develop collaboration, and build joint R&D capacity that will strengthen the foundation of our knowledge economies for the future.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 18 years.
  • Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Funded by the Government of Canada and Canadian universities, the Mitacs Globalink program offers two-way mobility opportunities between Canada and Mitacs partner countries for undergraduate and graduate students.