All PhD students in the group have the opportunity to go on international exchanges if this is something they are interested in doing. In addition, some MSc and also even undergraduate students can and have participated in international research exchanges. These exchanges will be fully funded by a combination of the host institution, Queen’s, and the group budget and are usually for a period of 3-4 months, which is long enough to get a good experience out of the trip without interfering with progress of your thesis back home. In particular, because of our satellite lab in Japan at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, there is steady stream from Kingston to Nagoya, and with all the Japanese Crudden group alumni, you will have a warm welcome when you visit!
In particular, Dr. Crudden is head of a $1.6 million CREATE grant from NSERC specifically to promote international exchanges of graduate and undergraduate students to Japan, Sweden and France, although other countries are also possible. This specific grant is for students carrying out research in the area of chiral materials. For more information see our website here: http://faculty.chem.queensu.ca/create/
There are also opportunities for students from collaborator’s labs to do an exchange to the Crudden lab during their studies. Please email us for more information if you are interested in studying at Queen’s.