Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Inria Research Centre in France (Cdn students)



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The Globalink Research Award – Inria provides an opportunity for faculty at Canadian universities to strengthen existing international research collaborations and connect with colleagues at Inria at research centres in France through mobility of graduate students. Mitacs has partnered with Inria, a French research institution for computer science and applied mathematics, to support the two way mobility of students between Canadian universities and Inria Research Centres in France. Inria, a French institution for computer science and applied mathematics, operating under the joint authority of Ministries of Research and of Industry, is headquartered in Paris, France area and strategically located in eight Research Centres in France. Inria is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology and is organized around five fields of research: Applied mathematics, computation and simulation; Algorithmic, programming, software and architecture; Networks, systems, and services, distributed computing; Perception, cognition, interaction; and digital Health, Biology and Earth.


Graduate Students (Master’s or PhD) studying at a Canadian Universities, and Faculty at Canadian universities; Projects are jointly supervised by faculty members based at select Canadian universities and Inria Research Centres. Students are eligible to receive only one Mitacs Globalink Research Award per academic lifetime. 

Funding Availability

Mitacs will provide a $5,000 research award to the Canadian supervisor to support student travel expenses, research related expenses, and a student stipend. Inria will also provide a monthly stipend for the duration of the project. The amount of the stipend is fixed by French regulations.

Project Duration

12 – 24 weeks depending on project requirements. Projects can start as early as February 2016 and as late as December 31, 2016.

Special Notes

Travel to the destination prior to the approval of the award is not permitted and neither Mitacs nor Inria is responsible for any costs incurred before the application is approved. 


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits a signed OR-5 form (supervisor) along with the complete application ( including signature page signed by intern and host supervisor), and student CV and letters of support) to:

External Deadline

Applicant submits complete application by email as a PDF document to:  at apply(at) with “[Student first and last name] _GRA-Inria. ”NOTE: only the signature page of the proposal should be saved as a scanned PDF. Individual PDF files should be less than 2MB.  

How to Apply

Graduate students who have an identified research project and a host supervisor at Inria must submit a complete application directly to Mitacs. The International pre-departure Form and Mitacs Student Code of Conduct and an Ethics form can be submitted after the submission of the application; however, funds will not be released until Mitacs receives these forms.

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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