Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) 2024 in Canada
Mitacs is now accepting applications for the 2024 Globalink Research Internship (GRI) program in Canada. This fully funded 12-week summer internship enables international undergraduate and graduate students to join cutting-edge research projects at leading Canadian universities. Applications are open until September 30th, 2023.
Overview of Mitacs Globalink Research Internships
Mitacs GRIs provide a life-changing opportunity for top international students to access Canada’s research ecosystem. The key benefits include:
- 12-week paid internship with a Canadian university faculty
- Matching with projects in your academic field
- Generous scholarship funding and allowances
- Mentoring, training, and networking opportunities
- Potential pathway to graduate studies in Canada
Projects span all research areas from science and engineering to social sciences and humanities. Students gain hands-on experience, honing research skills while collaborating with renowned academics.
The program aims to empower young researchers and build lasting ties between Canada and partner countries worldwide.
To be eligible for Mitacs GRI 2024, applicants must:
- Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
- Have completed at least 1 year of study before the internship
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a valid passport through January 2025
- Meet English or French language requirements
- Commit to the full 12-week internship from May to October 2024
Citizens from over 15 countries are eligible, including the USA, UK, India, China, Mexico, Tunisia, Ukraine, and more. Strong academics, research experience, and references are required.
How to Apply
- Submitting your student profile, interests, and documents via the Mitacs portal by September 30, 2023.
- Selection of your top 7 faculty projects across at least 3 Canadian provinces.
- If matched, interview with the faculty supervisor in early 2024.
- Receive your final placement and prepare for departure.
Use the links below to browse projects and begin your application. Outline your academic achievements, research capabilities, and enthusiasm to gain maximum impact in Canada.
Key Application Dates
- September 30, 2023: Student applications close
- October to December 2023: Faculty reviews and matching
- January to March 2024: Interview notifications
- May to October 2024: 12-week internship
Apply as early as possible before the September 30 deadline. This gives faculty time to thoroughly review your background and fit for potential projects.
Financial Support and Benefits
As a fully funded program, Mitacs GRI provides:
- Return economy airfare to Canada
- Comfortable campus accommodation
- Monthly stipend for living and other costs
- Local transportation, events, and social activities
- Comprehensive health insurance
- Valuable training, mentoring, and networking
- Building relationships for research collaborations and graduate studies
This financial support allows students to focus fully on their internship and immersion in Canadian research culture.
The experience also kickstarts personal growth and global connections that can last a lifetime.
Why Research in Canada?
Beyond the Mitacs funding and experiences, Canada provides an incredible environment for researchers:
- World-leading universities with cutting-edge infrastructure
- A peaceful, welcoming society that encourages diversity
- Natural beauty and vibrant multicultural cities
- Potential pathway to permanent residency after graduation
- Launchpad to access collaborations across North America
Canadian academics actively welcome international students into their projects. Labs prioritize creativity, innovation, and real-world impact.
Researchers gain skills and connections to excel in academia or industry globally. The Mitacs GRI opens the door to this empowering ecosystem.
Maximize Your Experience
The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a truly life-changing opportunity. To maximize your experience:
- Research faculty projects and articulate your fit and enthusiasm
- Highlight relevant academic results, lab skills, and achievements
- Communicate your passion for research and interest in Canadian culture
- Participate actively in lab activities, training, and campus life
- Build relationships with faculty, students, and collaborators
- Absorb lessons that broaden your research and intercultural perspectives
With full dedication, students gain incredible knowledge, networks, and insights during their GRI.
Take the Next Step
The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship provides a stepping stone to global research excellence. Act now to apply for the September 2023 intake and unlock this transformative experience in Canada.