The International Relations Office is pleased to announce the successful awards in the 2020 Bath International Funding Schemes and the 2019/2020 Erasmus + Staff Mobility programme .

The Bath International Funding Schemes are an annual call providing seed-funding for collaborative activities with international partners in research, teaching and professional services. The Erasmus+ Staff Mobility scheme offers academic and professional services staff the opportunity of carrying out a period of teaching or training at one of the University’s Erasmus+ partner universities.

A total of 38 projects have received funding across both schemes this year. These have been awarded to build international institutional networks in Europe and North America, as well as with Bath partner institutions globally.

21 research projects and 10 PhD student visits will strengthen our research-led links with core University partners in Mexico, South Africa, Singapore, and China, and will build future networks in Europe and North America.

A further 6 projects have been awarded funds for developing teaching-led partnerships, including teaching mobility in Europe, curriculum building with South African universities in psychology and education, and international alumni mentoring for our engineering students.

Supporting partnerships in professional services, 15 projects will enable new links with universities across Europe, Australia, India and Mexico, with a focus on professional development, capacity-building, and the exchange of good practice in areas such as research development, marketing and recruitment, digital engagement and graduate employment.

For the 2020 Bath International Scheme call, a new funding strand supports projects that help internationalise our curriculum, with the aim of enhancing diversity perspectives in course provision and promoting global citizenship among our student community. Successful projects in the current funding round will run from January until December 2020.

The call for the 2021 International Funding Schemes will open in August 2020.

The Erasmus + Staff Mobility programme enables staff to deliver teaching or undertake training or job shadowing at a university in Europe. Successful mobility partnerships in the current round are funded for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The International Relations Office will invite applications for the remaining open places in the 2019/2020 Erasmus + Staff Mobility programme in January 2020.

For a full list of this year’s awarded projects, please see the links below: