This scheme will support UKRI-funded doctoral students in all areas of the UKRI research remit. Successful applicants will carry out a 12-week research project that they develop with their host supervisor (or supervisors) in Canada.
Placement projects can be on a topic unrelated to your studies, helping to create multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary researchers. Placement projects should not include activities that are part of your planned PhD.
Successful applicants will be required to deliver a programme of collaborative research that will further their studies and enhance their research career prospects.
In addition, successful applicants will be expected to undertake network-building activities to establish and enhance collaboration and links between their UK research community and their Canadian counterparts.
These activities may be restricted to your area of expertise or can be broad in nature, helping to create multidisciplinary connections. Networking could include, but is not limited to, formal activities (for example, attending conferences) or informal activities (for example, involvement in department events). Virtual and hybrid networking events are also welcome.
Funding can be used to reimburse applicable fees and stipends, research costs, and travel and subsistence costs. You may request up to £15,000 for each placement. This includes $3,000 Canadian dollars (CAD) (approximately £1,780) from Mitacs.
Research costs are limited to a maximum of $1,500 CAD (approximately £890) and must be sourced from the Mitacs funding. No additional research costs can be requested from UKRI funds, including costs for fieldwork and consumables.
Awards will be made at 100% of direct costs. No other indirect costs will be paid.