Mitacs Globalink Research Internship now accepting Faculty Project Submissions

About the Program
Each year, Mitacs invites faculty member project submissions under the Globalink Research Internship  (GRI).  This is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. From May to September of each year, the 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.

At this time, the Mitacs GRI is accepting faculty submissions for Summer 2018.
  • All disciplines are eligible
  • Faculty can submit multiple projects and re-submit projects from previous years

Internal Deadline for Submitting Research Projects for Internal Review

The Mitacs deadline for submitting project proposals is June 14, 2017, at 5 p.m. PDT. However, since this is a very competitive program, Lakehead University faculty members are encouraged to write their project summaries in lay terms and to highlight the unique advantages to participating in an internship at Lakehead.  The Office of Research Services invites Faculty to submit projects to the Office of Research Services ( for internal review no later than June 5, 2017.

Suggested Lakehead University Wording

In addition, in order to promote the University to potential international graduate students, faculty are strongly encouraged to use the following wording to begin their research project submissions:

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Mitacs GRI Information Session
The Mitacs webinar regarding this opportunity can be viewed on June 1 from 1-4 in AT 3004.  Any interested faculty members are invited to attend (Orillia faculty members can register for the webinar using their own computers by clicking here)
Interested Thunder Bay faculty members are asked to confirm their attendance by e-mailing by May 25.