Supported by UKRI and Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organisation that has designed and delivered research and training programmes in Canada for 20 years, this is an exciting opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. 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.
The second call for applications to the scheme is now live on the UKRI webpage with a closing date of 9 June 2020. Further information about the scheme can be found on the UKRI webpage along with the following Coronavirus guidance, which we’d like to bring to your attention:
Coronavirus – update March 2020
UK Research and Innovation is fully aware that in the current climate a call for international exchange of students is logistically challenging. However, in the meantime it is important to maintain the aspiration of the programme and therefore we continue to encourage students to consider this call, and the opportunity within the full bounds of the call timeline. The earliest possible start date for placements funded through this call is October 2020, and grants will be awarded as 12-month research grants to maximise flexibility in when the placement is taken. Therefore, a placement before the end of September 2021 remains a possibility. UKRI will keep this situation under review as the global response to COVID-19 develops and maintain flexibility accordingly.