MITACS and the UGA fund research internships in Canada

Scientific cooperation with Canada is a strategic priority for the newly integrated UGA. In this context a five-year framework agreement was signed with the Canadian agency Mitacs in July 2019, with a view to developing this cooperation, in particular by funding research periods for undergraduate, graduate and postdoc students.

What is Mitacs?

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

What opportunities are there? And who for?

Three mobility programs are going to be set up by the UGA and Mitacs with joint funding from the “Initiative of Excellence” (IDEX).

These programs concern all of the faculties, institutes and departments of the UGA.

For students in their 3rd year of a Bachelor’s Degree (“licence”) or on a first-year Master’s Degree program

Stage de recherche "Globalink Research Internship" (GRI)
  • 12-week research periods in Canada between May and October
  • Outgoing mobility only, from Grenoble to Canada
  • Internship opportunities at Canadian universities listed by Mitacs
  • Objective: build links between Canada and talented young scientists internationally
  • Funding: all travel and accommodation costs are covered by the program, as are additional costs (specific expenses required by the host institution, social security, etc.).
  • Project twinned with a lecturer and a university in Canada, depending on your expertise, skills and research interests
  • Schedule (to be confirmed): the call for applications for internships that will take place in 2022 will be launched this year around mid-July. The deadline for applications will be in September.

For Master students, doctoral students and postdoc students

Globalink Research Award" (GRA)

  • Internship or research period of between 12 and 24 weeks
  • Incoming and outgoing mobility
  • Objective: support scientific cooperation between laboratories and universities
  • Funding: CA$6000 for the entire period, irrespective of its length
  • Project overseen by a supervisor at the UGA and 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.
  • Schedule (to be confirmed): the next call is expected to be open in the fall of 2021 subject to sufficient improvement in the Covid-19 health crisis.

Accelerate International

  • Four- to six-month internship at a company and the partner university in the context of a joint research project, shared between Canada and France. Candidates must spend at least 25% of the project time in the university and 25% in the company in the partner country.
  • Incoming and outgoing mobility
  • Funding: CA$15,000 for the entire project, irrespective of the length of the mobility period
  • Schedule to be confirmed
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Updated on  April 19, 2021