Are you an undergraduate student curious to learn more about Ismaili heritage and related subjects? Would you like a fully funded international research experience studying fascinating topics such as Ginans and South Asian Ismaili history at one of the world’s premier universities? Are you fluent in Gujarati, Sindhi, or Kachchhi, along with English?
If so, please apply to join the research team of Prof. Shafique Virani, one of the world’s leading scholars of Ismaili Studies, at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Up to fifteen accepted students will be trained by Prof. Virani, given round-trip airfare to Canada from their home country, and receive a stipend to fully cover their necessary expenses, including accommodation, food, and health insurance for the Summer of 2020 (May-August).
Successful applicants will be involved in professional development courses and receive a certificate of completion. In addition, those interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies will be eligible to apply for a graduate fellowship.
The program is open to undergraduate students from India, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Mexico, Tunisia, and Ukraine.
The application deadline is Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1 pm PT. For more information, please visit the following URL:
To complete the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship 2020 application, please visit the following URL, and click on the “Register,” “Login,” or “Projects” tab. In the “Projects” tab, you may search for these projects using the search term “Virani” under the filter “Professor’s Last Name”:
About Professor Shafique Virani (University of Toronto, Historical Studies, Study of Religion, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)
Professor Shafique Virani is an award-winning author and internationally recognized public speaker who has addressed people from over 50 countries and audiences of over 15,000. Describing him as “a visionary,” the United Nations honored him for dedicating his efforts “to the cause of extending the frontiers of knowledge and the welfare of humankind.”
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