UK Research and Innovation – UK-Canada Globalink doctoral exchange scheme – deadline: 4pm, 15th December 2020

Name UK Research and Innovation
Department Research
Placement base location 12-week research placements in Canadian universities.
Website UK Research and Innovation
Contact for enquiries Email below
Contact details
Placement job title UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Programme
Potential start date Placements will take place between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 and students must be able to start their placement before the end of their funded period of study.
Potential working pattern
Details of application method

Applicants must complete their application in the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S).

When applying, select:

  • council – NERC
  • document type – Standard Proposal
  • scheme – NC&C
  • call/type/mode – Globalink Research Placement Dec 2020

Applicants must also upload the following documents as part of their application:

  • application and permissions form
  • placement proposal
  • student CV
  • home supervisor letter of support
  • host supervisor letter of support
  • justification of resources.

For further information, applicants are advised to read the Globalink announcement of opportunity.

Application closing date 4pm, 15th December 2020
Overview of PIPS organisation
Launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

Our nine councils work together in innovative ways to deliver an ambitious agenda, drawing on our great depth and breadth of expertise and the enormous diversity of our portfolio. Through our councils we maintain and champion the creativity and vibrancy of disciplines and sector-specific priorities and communities. Our councils shape and deliver both sectoral and domain-specific support.

Whether through research council grants, quality-related block grants from Research England, or grants and wider support for innovative businesses from Innovate UK, we work with our stakeholders to understand the opportunities and requirements of all the different parts of the research and innovation landscape, maintaining the health, breadth and depth of the system.

Placement offered

A new and exciting opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme.

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.

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 supports the UK government’s target of 2.4% GDP spend in research and development by 2027, helping the UK make the most of its world-class research, supporting its researchers to stay at the cutting edge, forge international collaborations, and encourage global talent to work in the UK.

As a collaborative scheme between the UK and Canada, an equal number of Canadian doctoral students will have the opportunity to undertake research placements at UK universities. Find out more about the Globalink doctoral exchange scheme.

The scheme aims to:
• Foster and enhance long-term international research networks;
• Establish international research collaborations;
• Attract world-class talent to the UK; and
• Upskill UK-based researchers in intercultural understanding, communication and collaboration, offering a professional development opportunity which broadens their awareness of the international research and innovation context and opens them to the possibility of interdisciplinary research, and preparing students to work in international environments.

Financial contribution/benefit(s)

Placements are financially supported by UKRI and Mitacs.

Doctoral stipend and fees should continue to be paid by the research organisation throughout the three-month placement period.

Students can also claim for eligible travel and accommodation costs incurred during the placement.