Mitacs is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that fosters innovation through academic and industrial research collaborations in Canada and abroad.



Advanced undergraduates (seniors) or graduate students in Canadian universities can apply for funding to conduct research for 12-24 weeks in over 50 countries!

Key Dates: Applications are accepted in January, May, and September.

Key Agencies: Mitacs and Canadian Universities.

Globalink Research Internship: Open to international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. Visit the website for more details.

Globalink Research Award: Provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas. Visit the website for more details.



Mitacs Accelerate International supports research collaborations between graduate students at Canadian universities and international industry partners. The award is open to graduate students in all disciplines at Mitacs Full, Associate, and Honorary Partner universities and for-profit companies in any country. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Working in industry? Connect with Canadian researchers to receive up to $15,000 CAD for a shared project through the Accelerate Program. The Accelerate Program provides grantees with:

  • An opportunity for Canadian researchers to connect with global industry. International universities and faculty members can also participate.
  • International research experience for the participating student, who undertakes a 16- to 24-week research project at the industry partner’s offices or facilities (and applicable participating universities).
  • A $15,000 CAD research grant in the Canadian professor’s name to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research-related expenses, and a student stipend.

Accelerate International supports international collaborations in all countries.

Key Dates: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


The ACS International Center has more Mitacs resources available.