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UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme Call 2

An 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 the second call for applications, until 9 June 2020, 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 October 2020.

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.

Please visit the UKRI's UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme web page for further information and guidance.