GET_INvolved Canada

GET_INvolved Programme under the Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) and with the Saint Mary's University (SMU) in Halifax, Canada.

Information on the Programme

In August 2021, GSI and Mitacs signed a coopeation agreement for an international mobility programme. The Mitacs-GSI exchange mobility program will boost existing partnerships and help build future scientists and leaders for the operation of science facilities like the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). GSI has been cooperating with and benefiting from scientific and technical collaboration with Canadian institutions for years in several research projects. The Mitacs Globalink Research Award (GRA) supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner organizations and eligible countries and regions.

Under the joint supervision of a home and host professor, successful senior undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows will receive a CAD $6,000 research award to conduct a 12- to 24-week research project in the other country. Awards are offered in partnership with Mitacs’s Canadian academic partners (and, in some cases, with Mitacs’s international partners) and are subject to available funding.  

Programme overview

MITACS Programme

  1. Applicants (student or postdoctoral fellow, home and host supervisors) submit application to partner organization or to Mitacs. 

  2. Within 12 weeks of submission, Mitacs will contact participants about the outcome of the application. Travel must take place within a year from the date of the outcome.

  3. The intern provides the completed Mitacs Code of Conduct and Ethics and International Pre-Departure forms.

  4. Mitacs forwards the Globalink Research Award funds to the Canadian institution. In some cases, interns may receive a portion of the funds from Mitacs’s partner organization. 

  5. The intern departs to the destination and begins the research project.

  6. Upon project completion, the intern submits a final report that summarizes the project.

  7. All participants (student or postdoctoral fellow, home and host supervisors) submit a final survey. 


Partnership with Saint Mary´s University, Halifax

The aim is to outline the progress of the civil construction and the achievements of the FAIR's precursor program FAIR Phase 0 and exchange how the scientific collaboration can be ramped up and offer more training and research possibilities to young researchers affiliated with SMU Halifax.

About the Partner

Mitacs, Canada

Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions. Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada along with the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Yukon. 



FAIR/GSI, Germany:
Dr. Pradeep Ghosh
Programme Coordinator
Email: Pradeep Ghosh


Étienne Pineault
Director, International Business Development,
email: Étienne Pineault