Meetings and Travel
EPSRC Bilateral Workshops
Funding for workshops to shape future research directions or to bring researchers from different disciplines together. For up to 60 attendees.
Royal Society India-UK scientific seminars
For mid-career scientists who want to organised a 3-day scientific seminar between groups of scientists from India and the UK. Meeting can take place in either country and have up to 20 attendees. Total grant cannot exceed £12K.
Royal Society South Africa-UK scientific seminars
For mid-career scientists who want to organised a 3-day scientific seminar between groups of scientists from South Africa and the UK. Meeting can take place in either country and have up to 20 attendees. Total grant cannot exceed £12K.
Travel and visits
EPSRC Overseas Travel Grants
Funding for international travel and subsistence to visit research centres (universities or companies) outside the UK to study new techniques, or to travel to start or develop international collaborations. Normally for PIs only, can include salary, travel and subsistence. Single visits of up to 6 months, or multiple visits not exceeding 12 months in total.
Royal Society International Exchanges SCheme
Funding to set up new collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. Up to £3,000 for single visits up to 3 months; up to £12K for multiple visits over 2 years.
Leverhulme International Academic Fellowships
For established UK-based researchers to spend 3-12 months in an overseas research centre to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas. Up to £30K, which can include replacement cover, travel, maintenance and essential research costs.
Germany: Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Reserach Stays
Funding for 1-3 months for overseas academics to carry out a research project at a HEI or research institute in Germany. €2000-€2300 per month plus travel allowance. Rolling applications
India: Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme
Funding for 1-2 weeks minimum to develop new or existing collaborations. Includes travel and accommodation. Also funds reciprocal visits of Indian academics to Cambridge. No deadline - applications are reviewed as received.
Japan: International Information Science Foundation Visiting Researcher Support Programme
Funds one week research trips (travel and subsistence) to Japanese universities or research institutes for computer scientists under 40. Can also fund conference attendance in Japan. Accepts applications twice a year, in February and June.
Japan: NICT International Exchange Programme
The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) funds visits of between 1 and 12 months, covering travel and subsistence. Hosts can be universities or R&D departments of private companies. Yearly call in autumn.
Australia: University of Sydney International Research Collaboration Award
Funds visits of up to 8 weeks, to undertake collaborative research with academics in Sydney. Awards include travel and subsistence, and are open to overseas researchers at any career stage. Annual call in late spring.
New Zealand: Canterbury Academic Exchange Programme
For visits of one to three months. Recipients must deliver an average of three lectures per week. Annual call in February.
Building new research partnerships
Leverhulme Trust International Networks
Up to £125K over 3 years to build new collaborative research projects between the UK and 2-7 overseas institutions. Networks must be newly constituted, and research theme must require international collaboration to be successfully explored. Rolling application.
EPSRC Network Grants
Funding for up to 3 years to set up a new collaborative network which aims to form a new interdisciplinary research community and identify new interdisciplinary research topics. Based in the UK, but may include collaborators overseas. The majority of the cost is expected to be travel and subsistence.
Royal Society-DFID Africa Capicity Building Initiative
Aims to facilitate multi-disciplinary partnerships of 3 African and 1 UK-based partner. Provides funding for research expenses, travel and subsistence, PhD training and some equipment. PI must be African-based. Funding for up to 5 years. Annual call with priority areas, and deadline in late Spring.
Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award
Funds collaborations between the UK and Ghana or Tanzania. Provides 3 years funding towards research expenses, mobility and equipment, up to £180K. Covers all areas of life and physical sciences. Annual call.