Important Dates

Update: In response to federal and provincial directives due to COVID-19, Mitacs is cancelling the Globalink Research Internship (GRI) program for Summer 2020. 

Globalink cycle and important dates for 2021

  • April to June 2020: Professors submit research projects to Mitacs.  All accepted projects are made available to student applicants in an online database. Professor project proposals are due June 10, 2020, by 1 p.m. PT, for 2021 Globalink Research Internships.
  • July to September 2020: International students submit applications and select research projects from the online database. Mitacs conducts an eligibility review of student applications
  • October to December 2020: Mitacs provides professors with proposed student candidates for their project. Mitacs collects students and professor rankings, then finalizes offers to students. Final results are announced in January. 
  • January to April 2021: Successful students start working with their Canadian host professors to arrange pre-internship details (e.g., reading to be completed beforehand) while Mitacs oversees logistics and coordinates with university administrative offices.
  • May to October 2021: 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.