**Call now open! Deadline Wednesday 18 September 2019. See below for further information.
The fully funded scheme offers successful candidates from participating countries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry out a 12-week summer internship at a Canadian university. Internships take place in summer 2020 and interns will work on a research project of their choice, under the supervision of a Canadian professor.
The scheme is collectively funded by Mitacs Canada and the UK via two funding streams for a total of 20 places:
1) 10 spaces in the pilot year will be available for any UK student from an underrepresented group, co-funded by Mitacs and the Department for Education (DfE);
2) A further 10 places will be available to be co-funded by Mitacs and universities that have undertaken to sponsor their own students to participate.
Benefits to participants
Internships take place in your penultimate summer before graduating, e.g. you will currently be completing your first year of a 3-year degree or your second year of a four-year degree and so forth;
**Please note: Students who have not already expressed an interest to their home institution and who are not in receipt of a letter of support from their home institution will not be considered for the scheme by Mitacs.
Mitacs has now launched the summer 2020 call to students. Please take your time to browse the available research projects, making sure the ones you choose closely align with your interests and academic experience to date. You may select between 3 and 7 projects when making your application.
The deadline is Wednesday 18 September 2019, 1pm Pacific Time (9pm BST)
The below institutions are nominating students for the scheme:
· Anglia Ruskin University
· Cardiff Metropolitan University
· Cardiff University
· Heriot-Watt University
· Liverpool John Moores University
· Queen's University Belfast
· Swansea University
· University of Birmingham
· University of Bradford
· University of Edinburgh
· University of Glasgow
· University of Leeds
· University of Manchester
· University of Salford
· University of Sheffield