MITACS and UGA Fund Research Mobilities to Canada

Partnerships, International
Scientific cooperation with Canada is a strategic priority of the new integrated university UGA. In this context, a framework agreement was signed with the Canadian agency Mitacs in July 2019 for a period of 5 years in order to develop these cooperations, in particular by financing research stays for students, PhD students and post-docs.

What is Mitacs?

Mitacs is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that has been supporting research and training programs in Canada for the past 20 years, in collaboration with 70 Canadian universities, 6,000 companies and government.

What opportunities are open? For whom?

Three mobility programs will be implemented by UGA and Mitacs with co-funding from the Initiative for Excellence (IDEX).

These programs concern all components of the UGA.

For Master 1 and 2 students, PhD students and post-docs

"Globalink Research Award (GRA)" Research Grant

  • Internship or research stay from 12 to 24 weeks
  • Incoming and outgoing mobility
  • Objective: to support scientific cooperation between laboratories and universities
  • Funding: 6,000$CA for the entire stay, regardless of the length of stay
  • Project supervised by a supervisor at the UGA and by a supervisor at the host university in Canada. The content of the internship is defined by the candidate and his/her supervisors before applying for the GRA scholarship.

Schedule to be confirmed depending on the evolution of the crisis linked to Covid-19.

Accelerate International

  • 4 to 6 months internship in a company and at the partner university in the framework of a joint research project, to be shared between Canada and France. Candidates must spend a minimum of 25% of the project time in the university and 25% in the company in the partner country.
  • Incoming and outgoing mobility
  • Funding: C$15,000 for the entire project regardless of the duration of the mobility.
  • Schedule to be confirmed
Updated on  January 28, 2021