New UK-Canada exchange scheme for doctoral students opening September 2019
23 September 2019
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.
The scheme will be open to UKRI-funded and Canadian doctoral students working in all areas. For UKRI students, placements will be available at universities across Canada in a variety of academic disciplines from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences. The call for applications for UKRI students wanting to undertake a placement in Canada is scheduled to open in autumn 2019 with the first placements taking place from April 2020 after a competitive application process. The scheme will support travel, living and research costs for the students in their chosen field of study.