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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Mitacs Globalink Research Award


The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) supports international research collaborations between Canada and select partner organizations, eligible countries, and regions. Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive up to $6,000 to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country.

Mitacs GRA has two streams:

  1. Co-funded – currently closed at Ontario Tech
  2. International Partners – open, but note the current travel embargo for Ontario Tech students/PDFs (see details below)
    • Offered in partnership with select Mitacs international partners (limited to specific international institutions)
    • No co-funding required from Ontario Tech

International Partner Stream


12 to 24 weeks


Mitacs will fund up to $6,000 per award. Outbound interns will receive an award of up to $6,000. Inbound interns will receive up to $6,000 (CAD) for cost reimbursement only (eg. travel and accommodation). In some cases, additional funds may be provided by the international partner.

Travel Restrictions for Ontario Tech Students and Postdoctoral Fellows due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please note that due to COVID-19, Ontario Tech University has suspended outbound research-related travel for its students and postdoctoral fellows. Currently, the university is not allowing students/PDFs to travel for research internships.  Although the Mitacs GRA program is open and students may apply for these awards, no travel can take place until restrictions are lifted.  As a result, for successful award recipients, all outbound travel will be on hold until further notice.  All outbound award recipients will be notified immediately once these procedures are resumed and preparations for travel can be made.


Ontario Tech Applicants

Academic Supervisor
  • Must be eligible to hold Tri-Agency funding
  • Must be eligible to supervise graduate students

Ontario Tech senior undergraduates, graduate students, and PDFs are invited to apply. Undergraduate applicants completing their first post-secondary degree must have completed their second year of studies prior to departure. Applicants must find a supervisor at their intended host institution and work closely with their Ontario Tech supervisor on the application form.

International Applicants

Senior undergraduates, graduate students or PDFs from a Mitacs international partner are welcome to apply.  Applicants must first find a faculty member at Ontario Tech interested in hosting them during their research visit. If successful, GRA award recipients must follow procedures for visiting scholars.

How to Apply

Currently the Office of Research Services is only accepting Mitacs GRA applications in the international partner stream.

For GRAs with a Mitacs international partner:

  1. Applicants (student or postdoctoral fellow, home and host supervisors) submit application to international partner organization/Mitacs.
  2. Within 12 weeks of submission, Mitacs will contact participants about the outcome of the application. Travel must take place within a year from the date of the outcome.
  3. The intern provides the completed Mitacs Code of Conduct and Ethics and International Pre-Departure forms.
  4. Mitacs forwards the Globalink Research Award funds to Ontario Tech. In some cases, interns may receive a portion of the funds from Mitacs’s partner organization.
  5. The intern departs to the destination and begins the research project.
  6. Upon project completion, the intern submits a final report that summarizes the project.
  7. All participants (student or postdoctoral fellow, home and host supervisors) submit a final survey.

Mitacs funds will be sent to Ontario Tech and administered as a research grant in the Ontario Tech supervisor’s name. For inbound interns, the funds will be paid by cost reimbursement only. The university will issue a cheque to the intern once in Canada. It is highly recommended for the intern to open a bank account upon arrival


International partners stream – see International Partners Information tab for call dates; otherwise, open all year