Carleton International provides access to a variety of research mobility programs for Carleton faculty and students, as well as international visiting student researchers (VSRs).  These programs offer funding for short-term research visits and/or the initiation of collaborative research projects with many different countries. Some of the programs are ongoing, accepting applications at any time, while others have calls for proposals at certain times of the year.

The research mobility programs listed below are coordinated by Carleton International.  They include both inbound and outbound programs, for faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows.  For more information on any of these programs, including eligibility and how to apply, please contact Sylvie Jasen, International Projects Coordinator, at

A more comprehensive list of research funding opportunities for students at all levels and postdoctoral fellows is available here.


Globalink Research Award (GRA) program

The Mitacs GRA is a highly popular program that provides CAD$6,000 in funding to senior undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows for short-term research trips abroad.  Carleton has a certain number of awards available per year for either incoming or outgoing students to travel to or from select Mitacs partner institutions and/or countries.  For more information on the program, visit our Carleton-Mitacs GRA webpage.

Mitacs-Calareo Globalink Research Award (GRA)

The Mitacs-Calareo program provides funding (CAD$6,000) for both incoming and outgoing students (undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellows between Carleton and select Latin American partner countries (Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia). Carleton has a certain number of awards to offer per year and posts a call for applications in May.  Incoming students are nominated by Carleton supervisors and Carleton students submit a preliminary application.  Those selected must complete a full Mitacs application for approval by the funder.  For more information on the program, visit our Mitacs-CALAREO GRA webpage.

Globalink Research Internship (GRI) program

Mitacs’ flagship GRI program invites undergraduate students from international institutions to work on research projects by faculty members at Carleton for a period of 4 months between May and August.  Mitacs sends out a call for projects from Canadian professors in April.  Once projects are selected, undergraduate students from Mitacs’ partner institutions apply for the summer internships.  Carleton has participated in the program since 2018 with great success and many faculty members continuing to host international student researchers year after year.  For more information on the program, please visit the Mitacs website here.

Mitacs Accelerate International

Under the Mitacs Accelerate International program, graduate students take up longer-term research internships with an industry partner or organization.  Either Carleton students conduct an internship in an international location or students outside Canada conduct internships with a Canadian industry partner and Carleton faculty supervisor.  Internships can take place from 4 months to several years, with funding starting at CAD$15,000.  Students must find their own partner organization and work with an organization representative, their Carleton supervisor, and a Mitacs Business Development representative on the application. For more information from Mitacs, click here.

Please note that the Mitacs Accelerate program for Carleton students conducting internships in Canada is managed by the Industry Partnership Services (IPS) office. Please contact IPS for more information on Mitacs Accelerate for domestic internships. You can find more information here.

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program

In partnerships with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Mitacs offers funding ($6000) for graduate students and postdocs to conduct a research visit in Japan during the summer.  The competition is open to all fields of study.  For more information, please visit the Mitacs website or JSPS.

RISE-Globalink Research Internship

The RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research at an institution in Germany over a summer term.  The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) matches students with institutions based on their research interests.  The program is open to students in science and engineering fields only.  For more information, please visit the Mitacs website or DAAD website.

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program

The Faculty Mobility Program is for faculty members at Canadian universities who are looking to build a partnership with an institution in an ELAP country (Latin America or the Caribbean).  Global Affairs Canada provides CAD$7,000 for short research and/or teaching trips of 4-5 weeks. Carleton International submits the application on behalf of the faculty member.  For more information on the program and deadlines, click here.

ELAP for Research Visits

Through ELAP (Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program), Carleton professors supervise visiting student researchers from ELAP countries (Latin America and Caribbean) on research visits funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Once the visiting researchers find a host at Carleton, the CI office submits their application to GAC. Carleton has welcomed ELAP student researchers since 2011 through the program, which has facilitated rewarding collaborations with international scholars and lasting international partnerships for faculty members.

Past Announcements: Call for 2021 (closed)

For information on ELAP for student exchange (study visits), please contact the International Student Services Office.  A bilateral exchange agreement must be in place to facilitate study visits.

Canada-ASEAN SEED (Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development)

The ASEAN SEED program funds students from ASEAN countries to conduct 4-6 month research projects at Canadian institutions. The students must find a faculty member at Carleton to host them and Carleton International submits the application to Global Affairs Canada on their behalf.  In their application, the student must demonstrate how their project contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For more information on the program and deadlines, click here.

Study in Canada Scholarships

The Study in Canada Scholarships (SICS) program funds short-term research visits for students from the following eligible countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, and Ukraine. The students must find a faculty member at Carleton to host them and Carleton International submits the application to Global Affairs Canada on their behalf.  For more information on the program and deadlines, click here.

French Embassy of Canada

France Canada Research Fund (FCRF)

The France Canada Research Fund supports new partnerships between research teams in France and participating Canadian universities.  Carleton faculty members are eligible to apply with a new partner at an institution in France and must involve graduate students in both research teams.  Projects are awarded between $8,000 and $15,000 for research and student mobility between Canada and France.  Canadian universities preselect up to 5 applications for submission to the French Embassy of Canada for final review. Calls for applications typically open in September and close in November, with results released in May.  For more information, visit the FCRF website here.


Sao Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT)

The SPRINT program awards FAPESP funded projects with additional funds to expand the project into an international collaboration.  To apply, Carleton researchers must find a potential partner from already FAPESP funded projects to submit a joint proposal.  If successful, the PI in Sao Paulo and the Carleton PI each receives CAD$10,000 for the collaboration.  There are four SPRINT calls for proposals per year, with Carleton participating in a portion of these, depending on available funds.  For more information, visit the FAPESP website here.

European Commission


The Erasmus+ program provides funding for researchers at participating EU institutions and/or Carleton to conduct short research or teaching visits.  Calls for applications and the terms of the visits are determined through the partnership agreement between institutions.

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)

Multiple Programs

Shastri has several programs for both inbound and outbound mobility, including programs for major collaborations, short trips for research or teaching, student fellowships, and small development or publications grants.  Some are for students and others for faculty.  Shastri opens the calls for their programs twice a year. Applicants from India must follow the Visiting Researcher Program requirements and first find a host at Carleton to move forward with the application. Carleton applicants are encouraged to contact Carleton International to provide a notice of intent.  For a list of programs and their requirements, click here.