Apply for 2019/20 funding strand 1: Adding value to existing partnerships

This funding strand supports projects that strengthen existing international partnerships and contribute to building new strategic networks.

Strand 1a: Larger scale projects

This strand of funding supports projects that will add value to established relationships.


About the strand

Successful proposals will build on existing collaborations to foster networks of research excellence, enable innovative training opportunities, or establish impactful knowledge partnerships. We expect proposals to focus on one of the partner institutions with which Bath has already developed a significant portfolio of research links and joint activities, including:

  • Stellenbosch University
  • Monash University
  • Zhejiang University (ZJU)
  • Yonsei University
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

If you are successful you could receive up to £15,000.

Award criteria

Approaches to adding value may include:

  • growing bilateral research collaborations or embedding them into broader hubs of excellence
  • supporting disciplinary capacities in strong research areas
  • developing collaborative platforms for research training or researcher exchanges

In addition, the funding strand is open to other high-quality international research collaborations which may not fall neatly into this remit.

Expected output

  • Meetings with researchers, non-academic or industry partners
  • Organisation of seminars, workshops or conferences
  • Preparation of a joint publication and an external funding proposal, to be submitted within 12 months of project end, or other network-building outputs, as appropriate
  • Award recipients may be requested to meet with alumni during overseas visits

Strand 1b: Smaller scale projects

This strand supports smaller projects with existing or new partners.


About the strand

International collaborations tend to grow from smaller, individual relationships, in which personal meetings allow trust to be established and opportunities for joint activities to be identified. Some established collaborations are also more likely to continue developing at a smaller scale. This strand therefore supports smaller project activities, preferably building on existing collaborations.

If you are successful you could receive up to £3,000.

Award Criteria

We invite applications for projects in one of the following categories:

  • collaborations with existing partners which have the potential to grow into stronger institutional links
  • existing collaborations of research excellence
  • exploratory research collaborations with new partners

Expected outputs

  • Meetings with researchers, non-academic or industry partners
  • Preparation of a joint publication and/or an external grant to be submitted within 12 months of project end
  • Identification of specific funding opportunities, or other outputs, as appropriate
  • Award recipients may be requested to meet with alumni during overseas visits

Deadlines

Date Deadline
Friday 1 March 2019 Deadline for submission to HoD for comment
Friday 8 March 2019 Deadline for submission to Dean for comment
Friday 15 March 2019 Deadline for submission to International Relations Office
Week c/o 1 April 2019 Results announced

All successful projects are expected to start after 1 May 2019 and are eligible to receive funding until 30 April 2020.

Drop-in sessions

The International Relations Office offers drop-in advice sessions for interested applicants. Other times may be arranged individually with the IRO. Please contact the International Relations Office.

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 22 January 2019 12pm to 2pm 10 West 4.02
Thursday 7 February 2019 11am to 1pm 10 West 4.02
Friday 15 February 2019 11am - 1pm 10 West 4.02

How to submit your application

Applications should be submitted to the Head of Department/Head of Division (HoD) by Friday 1 March 2019. The HoD will forward the application to the Dean for further comments.

Completed and signed application forms should be submitted directly by the Dean to the International Relations Office no later than Friday 15 March 2019.

Complete the application form

Application form for funding strand 1