Paid Internships to Study South Asian Muslim Heritage with Professor Shafique Virani at the University of Toronto, Canada

Are you an undergraduate student curious to learn more about South Asian Muslim heritage and related subjects? Would you like a fully funded international research experience studying fascinating topics about South Asian Islamic history and literature at one of the world’s premier universities? Are you fluent in Gujarati, Sindhi, or Kachchhi, along with English?

University of Toronto, Canada

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. Click here to read some of Prof. Virani’s publications.

Up to fifteen accepted students will be trained by Prof. Virani, given round-trip airfare to Canada from their home country, and receive a full stipend to cover their necessary expenses, including accommodation, food, and health insurance for the Summer of 2022 (May-August).

Successful applicants will take 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, funded in collaboration with Mitacs Globalink, is open to undergraduate students from India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

The application deadline is Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). For more information, please visit the following URL:

To complete the Internship 2022 application, please visit the following URL and click on the “Register,” “Login,” and “Projects” tabs. In the “Projects” tab, you may search for the aforementioned projects using the search term “Virani” under the filter “Professor’s Last Name”:

Questions should be addressed to Mitacs at the above URLs or to Dr. Sophia Farokhi, research team coordinator,

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.”

Please share this announcement with those who may be interested in this unique opportunity.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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