Mitacs Globalink Research Internship - Call for Faculty Submissions for Summer 2021




Globalink Research Internship


The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Mexico, Tunisia, United Kingdom, USA, and Ukraine. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Project Duration

Globalink Cycle and Important Dates

  • April to June 2020: Professors submit research projects to Mitacs.  All accepted projects are made available to student applicants in an online database. Professor project proposals are due June 10, 2020, by 1 p.m. PT, for 2021 Globalink Research Internships.
  • July to September 2020: International students submit applications and select research projects from the online database. Mitacs conducts an eligibility review of student applications.
  • October to December 2020: Mitacs provides professors with proposed student candidates for their project. Mitacs collects students and professor rankings, then finalizes offers to students. Final results are announced in January. 
  • January to April 2021: Successful students start working with their Canadian host professors to arrange pre-internship details (e.g. reading to be completed beforehand) while Mitacs oversees logistics and coordinates with university administrative offices.
  • May to October 2021: Globalink Research Interns arrive in Canada and work with supervising professors for 12 weeks on their research project.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit your projects through the Mitacs Faculty Application Platform.

How to Apply

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit their website.

For Questions, please contact

For program inquiries, please contact

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x53429

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