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Request for proposals - 2022 Research Internships - International Research Mobility Experience (IRME) (CALAREO/CCYK)

Deadline: 27 Jan. 2022

The IRME project is funded by the Canadian Government through the Global Skills Opportunity Program (GSO), to encourage Canadian undergraduate students to participate in an outbound mobility experience. Until now, few Canadian students include an international experience as part of their higher education. Among those who do go abroad, the majority go to four countries: UK, Australia, USA, and France. The GSO Program is designed to address CALAREO students´ financial concerns and other barriers to participation in mobility programs, and encourage them to travel to non-traditional destinations. It further encourages participation from low income students, students with disabilities, and indigenous students.

This is where CALAREO comes in. CALAREO´s mission is to encourage and support research collaboration with Latin American universities, including supporting student research mobility. CALAREO members include five Canadian universities:

  • Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, British Colombia)
  • Lakehead University (Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario)
  • Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • École de technologie supérieure (Montréal, Québec)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John´s, Newfoundland and Labrador)

With an additional funding from Mitacs,we can fund a total of 60 students over three years to participate in 12-16 week research internships!

THE IRME PROJECT. The project will offer three types of student mobility to undergraduate students from CALAREO member institutions.

  • Medium-term (12-16 week) Research Internships (in partnership with Mitacs)
  • Short-term Research Internships (1-4 weeks)
  • Faculty-led programs and field schools

The medium-internships are planned beginning Summer 2022 (the project ends in March 2025). The other two components will start later, likely in 2023.

How can CALAREO partners participate?

Researchers at partner institutions can propose to host a Canadian undergraduate student for a research internship. The call is now open for applications from researchers at partner institutions who are interested in supervising and mentoring a Canadian student for a 12-16 week research project. Up to 20 interns will be funded by the IRME Project in the first year.

The deadline for submitting internship project proposals is Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Internship proposals are submitted online at [alternate link].

UNAL is a CALAREO partnerthrough Colombia Challenge Your Knowledge (CCYK).

Further information: (PDF) Request for proposals; press release

(DRE vía correo electrónico)

[Boletín SIUN 567, 13 de enero de 2022]