UKRI calls for input on Global Talent Visa

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is seeking input on which funders should be recognised as an endorsed funder under the Global Talent Visa.

The Global Talent Visa is an immigration route provided by the UK government, which gives a fast and efficient visa offer to those working in science and research.

Under the scheme, UKRI can recognise other funders as an ‘endorsed funder’. Any researcher or specialist who is named or whose role is named on a grant from an endorsed funder can apply for the Global Talent Visa, provided they meet certain conditions.

Nominating a funder

Nominated funders will be required to complete additional due diligence, which may include questions about an organisation’s governance and internal controls, adherence to peer review principles and financial stability.

Endorsed funders may be based in the UK or internationally.

Endorsed funders play no role in the visa process itself. When applying to UKRI for visa endorsement, researchers simply submit a copy of the grant award to confirm their eligibility for the scheme.

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