Overseas Institutional Visits and Exchanges

NWCDTP students can apply to make an Overseas Institutional Visit (OIV) to an institution that would benefit 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:

Please submit a Case Study Report (Sections 1 and 2) as part of the funding application. Once your funded activity is completed, you must send us the full report (Sections 1-4). 




UKRI Globalink Doctoral Exchange

The UKRI’s Globalink Doctoral Exchange scheme allows UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. Supported by UKRI and Mitacs, UKRI-funded doctoral candidates will be able to develop their intercultural understanding and communication skills and 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 on the UKRI page.

Application: Next deadline is 26 April 2022, 16:00 UK time. 

Applications must be submitted using the Research Council’s 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. 

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 contact potential Canadian host supervisors to discuss and design a research project and work out costings for the placement with their home and host supervisors before applying. 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