Our international offices


UKRI North America

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) North America office serves as UKRI’s voice in the US and Canada. Our work fosters dialogue between funders and policy makers and leads to new partnerships between agencies, researchers and innovators in the UK and North America.

Between April 2012 and March 2020, UKRI funded over 3,000 projects involving collaboration between researchers in the UK and Canada or the US, with a value of over £3 billion, showcasing the scale of transatlantic demand and opportunity.

These collaborations are enabled through bottom-up funding mechanisms, such as:

  • lead agency opportunities between UKRI and the US National Science Foundation
  • collaborative funding programmes in areas of mutual research interest
  • joint support for facilities
  • talent and mobility opportunities

The UKRI North America team is based in the British Embassy in Washington DC and the British High Commission in Ottawa. By working in alignment with the UK Science and Innovation Network and other UK government bodies, we create opportunities and facilitate successful co-development of joint funding and policy to add value to UKRI’s investments.

Find out about the impact of our work


Find funding opportunities

If you’re a researcher or business in Canada, the US or the UK, and you’re interested in transatlantic collaboration, you can search for international funding opportunities. These include:

  • schemes to support international research collaborations
  • innovation support for businesses working with overseas partners
  • exchanges and networking schemes for doctoral students and researchers.

You can also find out about how UKRI supports international research and innovation collaborations.

Get travel information

GOV.UK has the latest information for researchers and innovators who travel between the UK and US or Canada.

You can also find out more about getting a visa to work on research in the UK.

Contact us

UKRI North America

British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008-3600

UKRI North America

British High Commission Ottawa
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 5K7

Email: northamerica@ukri.org

Last updated: 15 February 2023

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