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Apply for 2019/20 funding strand 2: Developing networks in Europe

This strand supports projects that grow and deepen our relationships with European universities and research institutes.

Strand 2: Developing networks in Europe

This funding strand provides support for developing stronger relationships with Europe through bilateral or multilateral research collaborations.

About the strand

The University of Bath has built a strong portfolio of research-led collaborations, mobility and teaching links with Europe. As a reflection of both the uncertainties of Brexit and new trends in European higher education, this strand of funding supports projects which grow and deepen our relationships with European universities and research institutes. We encourage both existing and new partnerships, and in particular projects with the potential to create embedded and sustainable research-led networks.

If you are successful you could receive up to £5,000.

Award criteria

Approaches to developing networks in Europe may include:

  • exploratory research collaborations with new partners
  • collaborations with existing partners with the potential to grow into stronger institutional links
  • existing collaborations of research excellence
  • development of collaborative platforms for research training or researcher exchanges

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


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 must 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 2