Important Dates

Overview of GRI cycle and important dates

April to June 2022: Faculty application
Faculty submit research projects to Mitacs. Project proposals are due June 8, 2022 by 1 p.m. PT for 2023 Globalink Research Internships. 

July to August 2022: Faculty application vetting
Projects are reviewed by Mitacs and decisions are communicated to professors. All successful projects are made available to student applicants in an online database. 

August to September 2022: Student application
International students submit applications and select research projects from the online database.

October 2022: Student application vetting
Mitacs conducts an eligibility review of student applications.

November 2022 to January 2023: Matching
Mitacs provides professors with a shortlist of student candidates for their project. Professors are then asked to review student applications, conduct interviews and then rank the applicants in order of suitability. Mitacs collects student and professor rankings, then finalizes offers to students. Final results are announced in February.

February to April 2023:
Pre-internship preparation: Successful students start working with their Canadian host professors to arrange pre-internship details while Mitacs oversees logistics and coordinates with university administrative offices.

May to October 2023
Internship: Globalink research interns arrive in Canada and work with supervising professors for 12 weeks on their research project.


Please note: The University of Alberta usually receives the full list of matched Mitacs Globalink Research Internship participants in mid-February. Until then, we do not receive any indication of who has been matched, even as host professors and students may be emailed with this information starting in January.

As such, University of Alberta International is only able to offer placement coordination after mid-February. Please be aware that planned communication to selected students and host professors will follow as soon as possible after our office receives the full list of participants placed at the University of Alberta (North Campus & Augustana campuses), and that we appreciate your patience in advance.