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UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme

Call status: Open

Summary

A new and exciting opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. Supported by UKRI and Mitacs, up to 200 UK doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to develop into global citizens, with international competencies, during 12-week research placements in Canadian universities; a similar number of Canadian students will visit UK universities.

UKRI has partnered with Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years, to deliver the £2.5 million programme.

Now open for applications, until 12 December 2019, the UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme will support travel, living and research costs for the students in their chosen field of study. 

Following a competitive application process, the first exchanges will take place from April 2020.

It supports the UK Government’s target of 2.4% GDP spend in R&D by 2027, helping the UK make the most of its world-class research, supporting its researchers to stay at the cutting edge, forge international collaborations, and encourage global talent to work in the UK.

More information about Mitacs can be found on the Mitacs website, including details and testimonies from those who have taken part previously. Details on how to apply will be available from September 2019.

Students can see a list of Canadian Professors who have registered an interest in hearing form UKRI students. This page will updated with new details as they are received. Students are also encouraged to make contact with other Canadian Professors who they are interested in working with.

Canadian Professors who want to register their interest in working with UKRI students can do so by entering their details on the UKRI-Mitacs Globalink host professor expression of interest form. Please note that all details entered on this form will be made publically available.

Funding

Placements are financially supported by UKRI and Mitacs. Doctoral stipend and fees should continue to be paid by the research organisation throughout the three month internship period. Students can also claim for eligible travel and accommodation costs incurred during the placement.

Eligibility

This scheme is open to doctoral students funded by the Research Councils of UK Research and Innovation (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) in all areas of UKRI research remit. Placements will take place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 and students must be able to start their placement before the end of their funded period of study.

How to apply

Applicants should read the complete the application on Je-S as per the Announcement of Opportunity (AO). Applicants must also upload the following documents as part of their application:

  1. Student CV
  2. Research proposal
  3. Application and permission form

For further information, applicants are advised to read the Globalink AO provided below.

Documents

Contact Us

For all enquiries, please contact UKRIGlobalink@ukri.org