The deadline was originally 8th December but has been extended to 15 December 2020 16:00 UK time
Now open for the third call for applications from UKRI-funded doctoral students, the scheme will support travel, living and research costs for the students in their chosen field of study.
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.
How to apply
If you are interested in this scheme, do not waste any time in applying. There is a lot of paperwork involved and you will need to seek the help of your PIPS contact to access Je-S.
Deadline: 15th December 2020 16:00 UK time