The International Research Mobility Experience (IRME) project offers eligible undergraduate students enrolled at a CALAREO member institution funding to conduct short-term research internships in Latin America or the Caribbean under the supervision of a faculty member from their home institution.

This funding opportunity is for a faculty-led student mobility experience for which faculty members nominate students.

Carleton faculty with research projects or collaborations in the region are invited to take students on short research trips (1-4 weeks) to work on their projects. These projects can be new or already in progress. IRME can fund up to 5 students per CALAREO member, with $4,000 per student and $5,000 for underrepresented students (who self-identify as low-income, Indigenous, or students with disabilities). At least half of the funding is to support underrepresented students. Faculty must fund their own travel arrangements.

Student Eligibility

  • Student participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older (no upper age limit)
  • Students must be in good standing
  • Participants must be undergraduate students
  • Students can be registered in any discipline or program
  • International students are ineligible for funding

Faculty Member Responsibilities

  • Developing a (or have an existing) research project in Latin America and/or the Caribbean
  • Nominate students for funding and ensure they meet eligibility criteria
  • Communicate deliverables to students
  • Assist with arranging travel and in-country transportation
  • Secure locations for classes or research activities, in addition to accommodations
  • The supervision and assessment of activities
  • Ensure students’ safety abroad

Expression of Interest and Student Nomination for Summer 2023

If interested, faculty are asked to complete the Expression of Interest/Nomination Form for Short-term Internships and submit it to For travel in Summer 2023, please submit the form by January 15, 2023.


Sylvie Jasen
International Projects Coordinator
Carleton International