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;
Students are expected to initially express an interest in the scheme for participation via either funding streams (either DfE co-funding for any Widening Participation student, or, university co-funding for WP and non-WP students) to their own university's study abroad/global team. Please see the contact details below for further information.
Mitacs is currently expected to launch the summer 2020 call to students on 31 July 2019 when the range of projects will be available to see.
Candidates will be invited to select at least three and no more than seven research projects of the selection of projects profiled.
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 by 31 July will not be considered for the scheme by Mitacs.
Please use the contact details provided below to receive instructions on how to express an interest in the scheme.
To note: as per the
Department for Education funding outlined above, students at any UK university who are from an
underrepresented group are eligible to express an interest in Globalink to
their own study abroad team.