Overseas Instututional Visits 

 

NWCDTP students can apply to make an Overseas Institutional Visit (OIV) to an institution that would be beneficial to their PhD.  Students can apply to claim expenses for these visits and in some circumstances may also be awarded a funded extension to their stipend, each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please see the documentation below:

All students who complete an OIV will be required to complete an OIV Report Form

 

Opportunities 

 

UKRI Globalink Doctoral Exchange

The UKRI’s Globalink Doctoral Exchange scheme provides an opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. Supported by UKRI and Mitacs, UKRI-funded doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to develop their intercultural understanding and communication skills as well as expand their doctoral research in a diverse and inclusive international environment through networking, collaborations and access to Canadian research infrastructure, during 12-week research placements in Canadian Universities. 

Full information here on the Mitacs website and the UKRI page.

Application: This scheme’s fourth and final round was due to open in March 2021, but it has been postponed due to the pandemic. New dates to be announced. 

All successful applicants will undertake a 12-week research project that they develop with their host supervisor(s) in Canada. Students should lead the application and make contact with potential Canadian host supervisors to discuss and design a research project and work out costings for the placement with their home and host supervisors in advance of submitting an application. Applicants should make clear what benefit the research placement will have on their development and for Canada and the UK. Students can see a list of Canadian Professors who have registered an interest in hearing from UKRI students

Applications must be submitted using the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) by the postgraduate’s home supervisor on behalf of the postgraduate researcher. 

You can also send your application to the PPO in advance of the deadline for bespoke advice and specific feedback on your draft application before submitting it, which should maximise your chances of success.