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 2021 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 and the UK for a total of 40 places. All students submitting an application to the scheme must be nominated by their university.
Benefits to participants
Those who apply for the Globalink Research Internship will have the chance to:
Students who wish to apply for the Globalink Research Internship must express their interest in applying for the scheme through the Study Abroad, International, or Careers office at their home university if their home university is participating in the scheme. Please see below for a list of participating universities.
Students must also be nominated by their university in order to apply and:
Internships take place in the penultimate summer before graduating, e.g. students will currently be completing their first year of a 3-year degree or their second year of a four-year degree and so forth;
Mitacs is currently expected to launch the summer 2021 call to students on August 7 2020.
Please note: Students who have not expressed an interest to their home institution, and have applied at their own discretion, will not be considered for the scheme by Mitacs.
Once students have expressed an interest in the scheme, it is advisable for them to start preparing an application ahead of the call opening. Information on how to start preparing a Globalink Research Internship application is available on the Mitacs website.
After applications have opened, applicants will be invited to select at least three and no more than seven research projects from the of selection of projects profiled. Please note that applicants will not be able to submit a proposal for their own research project and must select a pre-existing project designed by a Canadian professor at one of the host institutions and approved by Mitacs.
The below universities are currently nominating students for the scheme:
If you are unsure whether you have been nominated by your university, please email Sophie Da Silva, Partnerships Officer at UUKi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.