Carleton faculty are invited to submit projects (from any discipline) for the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) program, which recruits international undergraduate research assistants to work with a Canadian academic on a project of their choosing over the summer. Students may apply from the following countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

All administration, including student recruitment, travel and visa coordination, and payment are provided by Mitacs. Additionally, international students who receive a Mitacs Globalink Internship are eligible for additional funding through Mitacs should they return to Canada for their graduate studies.

Mitacs is currently looking for Canadian academics to submit projects that would require research assistance for the Summer of 2022. The application is not particularly onerous and relatively straightforward, with a deadline of June 9th. See below for additional details and links for more information.


The deadline for faculty to apply is June 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM PT.


April to June 2021 Professors submit research projects to Mitacs. All accepted projects are made available to student applicants in an online database.
July to September 2021 International students submit applications and select research projects from the online database.
October to December 2021 Mitacs provides professors with proposed student candidates for their project. Professors conduct interviews and select the best candidates for the project.  Final results are announced in January.
January to April 2022 Successful students start working with their Canadian host professors to arrange pre-internship details.
May to October 2022 Globalink Research Interns arrive in Canada and work with supervising professors for 12 weeks on their research project.

How to apply

Faculty submit projects through the Mitacs website here.  A link to the submission portal is provided under the “Professor Information” tab.

For more information

For  detailed information on the program and how it works, please visit the Mitacs website:

Internal Contact

Sylvie Jasen
International Projects Coordinator
Carleton International