UKRI to Launch UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has partnered with Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organisation that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years, to deliver an opportunity for UK and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme.

The scheme, which is worth £2.5 million, will enable up to 200 UK doctoral candidates to participate in 12-week research placements in Canadian universities, while a similar number of Canadian students will visit UK universities. The scheme will support travel, living and research costs for the students in their chosen field of study. The aim is to enable participants to develop into global citizens, with international competencies.

The scheme will be open to UKRI-funded and Canadian doctoral students working in all areas. For UK students, Globalink Research Placements are currently available at over 45 universities across Canada in a variety of academic disciplines from science, engineering and mathematics, to the humanities and social sciences.

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 publicly available.

The first exchanges will take place from April 2020. Further details about the scheme are expected to be posted on UKRI’s website in September.

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