2019 Mitacs Globalink Research Internship


Professors' projects accepted till
June 13, 2018

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

April to June 2018: Professors submit research projects to Mitacs. All accepted projects are made available to student applicants in an online database. Professor project proposals are due June 13, 2018, by 1 p.m. PT, for 2019 Globalink Research Internships.

July to September 2018: International students submit applications and select research projects from the online database.

October to December 2018: Mitacs provides professors with proposed student candidates for their project, including application details, statement of research interests, CV, transcripts, and references. Professors are then encouraged to contact or interview the suggested students and provide feedback to Mitacs.

January to April 2019: Professors and their accepted student(s) arrange pre-internship details (e.g., reading to be completed beforehand) while Mitacs oversees logistics and coordinates with university administrative offices.

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Ignite Awards by BC Innovation Council


Letters of Interest accepted till
July 23, 2018

To accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia, BCIC Ignite provides awards of up to $300,000 for industry-driven academic research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and provide significant benefits to British Columbia. The program aims to catalyze strategic academic-industry partnerships that have the capacity to commercialize the most promising innovations within a 3-year timeframe.

To be eligible, applicants must be a BC-based consortium comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. At a minimum, the consortium must contain one academic member and one industry partner. A consortium must have the right academic, managerial, financial, and technological expertise to successfully bring their innovations from the research and development phase to market. A key criterion in the assessment of the project is that applicants have the right ‘Go-to-Market Consortium’. Ideally this includes representatives of the project’s full value chain from researchers, to suppliers, to end users.

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Assistant Professor Opening at Western University

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering invites applications from qualified individuals to a probationary, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Sustainable Chemical Engineering, effective July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Exceptional candidates may be considered at the Associate Professor rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is a junior position that will complement and collaborate with a Senior NSERC Industrial Research Chair focusing on the thermochemical conversion of biomass, aiming for the valorization of biomass co-products, -residues and -waste. The successful candidate will be an important member of the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), conducting research at ICFAR, and contributing to its mission and objectives. ICFAR is an off-campus expanding research institute of Western Engineering, emphasizing technology transfer and commercialization, with a
track-record of successful partnerships with industry and government, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technical support for large pilot and demonstration plants.

Find more details from here.

Innovative Solutions Canada by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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The Government of Canada is looking for innovators to solve challenges. As the single largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada has a unique opportunity to support the growth of Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs.

We need you, Canadian small businesses and innovators, to develop novel solutions to these challenges. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, we're partnering with eligible Canadian small businesses and facilitating the early development, testing and validation of prototypes, as well as preparing a pathway to commercialization.

  • If your idea is selected, you could receive up to $150,000 in support to develop a proof of concept.
  • If your proof of concept is approved, you could receive up to $1 million in support to develop a prototype.
  • If the developed innovation solves the Government of Canada's challenge, we could be your first buyer.

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Going Global Innovation Program by Global Affairs Canada

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The Going Global Innovation (GGI) program is specifically designed to promote and enhance Canada's international innovation efforts. The program supports researchers who aim to commercialize technology by pursuing collaborative international research and development (R&D) opportunities through partnerships with key players in foreign markets.

Who are the beneficiaries?
Eligible beneficiaries are Canadian innovators from small or medium size enterprises, universities and nongovernment research centres.

How does the funding work?
GGI provides assistance by contributing up to 75% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $75,000 for any approved project. Eligible expenses may include: international and local travel, accommodation, meals, meeting costs, legal fees to support formalized partnerships, and other costs related to international collaboration. Going Global Innovation supports project driven technology commercialization efforts and is not event driven. Only in very exceptional circumstances will GGI support conference fees. It must be clearly demonstrated to the Department that the meeting with a pre-confirmed foreign entity could not be held anywhere else in the world or at any other time.

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Full scholarship for joint Phd supervision by Southern University of Science and Technology, China


UBC Faculty of Applied Science and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) partnered to facilitate students who are interested in pursuing a PhD program of study at UBC. Students in this program are co-supervised by UBC and SUSTech professors and spend around 2 years at each university. Completing this program will entitle the students with regular UBC PhD degree and a SUSTech completion certificate. A scholarship has been established to support successful candidates by providing $25,000 per year for 4 years of study.

Professors can nominate potential candidates to the coordinator of either university. The program can help to identify co-supervisor(s) and guide qualified candidates to apply.


Siduo Zhang, Coordinator, UBC

Bao Zhu, Coordinator, SUSTech 

Accelerate Program by Mitacs

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Funding to support graduate students or postdocs to research in a Canadian organization. Internships start at four months and can scale up. Projects receive $15,000 in funding for each four-month.


  • Students: Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Postdocs: Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities (except those who have previously held a Mitacs Elevate award). PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s start date
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Faculty at all Canadian universities who are eligible to hold Tri-Council funds
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations

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Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources

University of Calgary

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