Mitacs has partnered with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to support the mobility of students from Canadian universities to German universities and institutions.
The RISE-Globalink Research Internship (RISE-GRI) is a competitive initiative that offers undergraduate students at Canadian universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, earth science, and physics the opportunity to participate in a research project supervised by a doctoral student at a German university or institution.
The call for applications will be opened from October 15, 2023 to December 6, 2023. Applications must be submitted through the RISE Germany portal on the program website. Projects should last approximately three months (and at least 10 weeks) and must begin between May 15 and July 15, 2024.
Please click the “How to Apply” tab to learn more about the requirements to receive funding.
In order to be eligible for a RISE-GRI, a student must:
Please contact the RISE Germany team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about eligibility. See Award Guidelines below.
Expectations of participants
All parties involved with Mitacs Globalink must comply with the Canadian home university’s policies regarding the ethical conduct of research and scholarly activities. Any issues or disputes around research or academic misconduct will be subject to the home Canadian university’s processes following their institutional policies.
Expectations of the student
Prior to and during the RISE-GRI, students are expected to:
Please note that the RISE-GRI is competitive, with limited placements available. All applications will undergo review by an interdisciplinary team.
Maximum number of projects
Students cannot simultaneously hold a RISE-GRI and another Mitacs award. Students who hold another Mitacs award must complete it prior to receiving a RISE-GRI.
RISE-GRI recipients must provide a final report and an exit survey to Mitacs no later than one month after the conclusion of the project.
Undergraduate students from Canadian universities who meet all the eligibility criteria must submit a completed application via the RISE Germany online application portal. Applications are open from October 15 until December 6.
Please visit the RISE Germany website for more information about the application procedure and the internship program.
a. Mitacs Student Code of Conduct and Ethics Form*
b. International Pre-Departure Form*
c. Any supplementary documents, as applicable.
*These documents must be sent to Mitacs in the 30 days following the receipt of the Outcome Letter.
5. The application is approved, and the final Award Letter is issued. Results are announced in Spring 2024.
6. Successful students travel to Germany and complete their research project.
Travel to the destination prior to the issuance of the Award Letter is not permitted and Mitacs and the DAAD are not responsible for any costs incurred before the application is fully approved. Travel may not be initiated, and funds will not be released until Mitacs has received all paperwork including the International Pre-Departure Form and Mitacs Student Code of Conduct and Ethics Form and the application has been approved.
For questions about the application procedure, the matching process and the internship placement, please contact email@example.com.
For any other questions regarding the funding, please contact Mitacs International at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not see your question here, we encourage you to read through the DAAD’s comprehensive FAQ page on their website for questions related to the RISE program in general.
No. Successful candidates will receive either Mitacs funding or DAAD funding. Mitacs funding is offered in lieu of the monthly stipend and international travel subsidy from the DAAD.
No. Please apply through the RISE Germany application portal before the deadline. If you meet our eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered to receive Mitacs funding.
Unlike for many of Mitacs’s other programs, a Canadian supervisor is not required to apply to the RISE program.
The Mitacs RISE-GRI program operates in partnership with the DAAD’s RISE Germany program. Mitacs RISE-GRI recipients participate in the DAAD’s RISE Germany program but receive funding from Mitacs in lieu of the monthly stipend and international travel subsidy from the DAAD. The Mitacs RISE-GRI program is open only to applicants who are enrolled in a full-time program at a Canadian university.