Apply for 2020 Bath International Funding Scheme: Future Research Leaders Scheme

This funding strand supports postgraduate research mobility for Bath students and for visiting students from overseas institutions.

Future research leaders scheme

Supporting doctoral mobility for both individual training needs and institutional partnership development.


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 their career while creating the university networks of the future. As part of the 2020 Bath International Funding Schemes, this strand supports doctoral mobility for both individual training needs and institutional partnership development.

This strand provides funding support for postgraduate research visits of up to 6 months.

Proposals may include incoming and outgoing visits with European or North American institution, or one of Bath’s core partner institutions, 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)

Outgoing visits

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. Additional funds for long-distance travel may be requested.

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.

Incoming visits

Doctoral students enrolled at partner institutions overseas may apply to visit the University of Bath. You may apply for a travel & subsistence award of up to £1,000 per month for a visit of 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.

We encourage reciprocal visits to support peer-to-peer or lab-to-lab interaction.

Incoming visits only

Please note that doctoral students enrolled at a university or research institute overseas may apply as a visiting doctoral student at the University of Bath. The Visiting Postgraduate Scholar (VPS) scheme is administered through the Doctoral College, independently of this scheme. Please contact the Doctoral College for more information.

Award criteria

Successful proposal should demonstrate how the visit will:

  • benefit your PhD project
  • contribute to your professional development
  • add value to the research collaboration between Bath and the partner institution

Proposals further need to include:

  • A timeline and plan of proposed activities, including a research and writing plan

Expected outputs

  • Meetings with academic supervisor(s), colleagues or mentors at the partner institution
  • Presentation(s) at seminars or workshops
  • Preparation of a jointly-authored publication

In addition, we expect the following outputs:

  • Submission of a final report
  • Awardees may be asked to contribute to University showcases for internal and external audiences, including, for example, a presentation, case study or blog

Applicants are responsible for agreeing on the project terms and proposed project schedule with the partner ahead of submitting their application.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be students registered for doctoral studies at the University of Bath (for outgoing visits) or at the partner university (for reciprocal visits). In exceptional cases, Master’s students may apply.

How to submit your application

Applications completed by the applicant and the Supervisor should be submitted to the Head of Department (HoD) by Friday, 11 October 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 by Friday, 25 October 2019.

Apply for the funding strand

Complete the application form