About the strand
Developing opportunities for short-term postgraduate research visits is a vital element of our University’s strategy and aims to support students in enhancing their employability in the global recruitment market while creating the university networks of the future.
The Future Research Research Leaders Scheme supports doctoral mobility for both individual training needs and institutional partnership development.
This strand provides funding support for incoming, outgoing and reciprocal postgraduate research visits of up to 6 months.
Doctoral students at the University of Bath visiting universities or research institutions in other countries may apply for a travel & subsistence award of up to £1,000 per month for visits of up to 6 months.
Please be aware that applicants must take into account their visa requirements and allow additional time when planning a visit to an international institution. There may be further requirements for University of Bath Tier 4 visa holders.
Doctoral students at one of Bath’s international partner institutions may apply as a visiting doctoral student at the University of Bath. The award includes a full fee-waiver and, for students without adequate funding, a travel & subsistence award of up to £1,000 per month, for up to 6 months.
Please be aware that non-UK / EU incoming students requiring a visa must take into account their visa requirements and allow additional time when planning a visit to the University of Bath. Queries about visa processes should be directed to the Student Immigration team.
Doctoral students at other institutions may also apply to visit the University of Bath through the Visiting Postgraduate Scholar (VPS) scheme, which is administered through the Doctoral College, independent of the Future Research Leaders Scheme.
Reciprocal visits for two doctoral students (from and to the UK) are also encouraged to support peer-to-peer interaction and enable the development of joint PhD supervision capacities. Applications may be for one-off or multiple visits for up to 6 months in total.