Who would imagine that undergraduate students curious to learn more about Gujarati, Kachchhi or Sindhi heritage could do so in Canada? What’s more, this international research experience studying fascinating topics such as South Asian literature, manuscripts, and history at one of the world’s premier universities is fully funded. If you are an undergraduate student fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, Kachchhi, or Sindhi, along with English, you may be eligible to apply to join the research team of Prof. Shafique Virani, the founding director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Up to fifteen accepted students will be trained by Prof. Virani through the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship, 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 2023.
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, Pakistan, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, and Ukraine.
The application deadline is Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).
For more information, please visit the following URL:
To see if your college or university is eligible, please select the “Student Application” tab at the above URL and then select your country. If your institution is not listed, you may ask your institution to contact the “partners” listed on the site to ask to be included.
To complete the Internship 2023 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”: https://globalink.mitacs.ca/#/student/application/welcome
To learn more about Professor Virani and his research, and to be informed of future opportunities, you may visit and follow his profile at: https://utoronto.academia.edu/ShafiqueVirani