Mitacs provides research awards to students with status concerns

Vancouver, BC – International graduate students with concerns about their status will have opportunities to study at Canadian universities through Mitacs Globalink.

Mitacs will provide up to 100 research awards to talented graduate students with uncertain status at their current location. Students may apply to do research under the supervision of Canadian universities for 12 to 24 weeks.

Mitacs is currently working with university partners to implement the initiative.


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“Our program will allow international graduate students to see first-hand the research and innovation taking place at Canadian universities. At the same time, Canadian faculty and universities will benefit by expanding their networks and learning from students’ international perspectives.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization led by Canadian universities that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 17 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.
  • Mitacs Globalink offers two-way student mobility opportunities to strengthen international research collaborations.
  • Mitacs Globalink is funded by the Government of Canada.


  • For information about Mitacs and our programs, see
  • More information about this special Globalink Research Award may be found here.