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Apply for 2020 Bath International Funding Scheme: Postgraduate summer/winter schools

This funding strand supports postgraduate research summer or winter schools for internationalising doctoral training and building international partnerships.

Postgraduate summer/winter schools

This strand of funding supports postgraduate summer or winter schools.

About the strand

Internationalising doctoral training and creating a diverse postgraduate research community are key objectives for our University.

Building opportunities for short-term mobility are particularly important to this effort as they provide flexible support for individual training needs while helping us foster collaborative research networks with institutional partners and grow our international reputation.

As part of the 2020 Bath International Funding Schemes, this funding strand supports applications for summer/winter school concepts that showcase our University’s research and add value and international perspectives to our doctoral training programmes.

Proposals may include partnerships with one or more European institutions, 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)

If you are successful you could receive up to £30,000.

Award criteria

This call funds summer/winter schools that focus on international exchange and partnerships.

We invite proposals in any discipline but successful summer school concepts should demonstrate interdisciplinary strength and will:

  • showcase a key Bath research profile
  • add value to an existing doctoral training programme, and/or explore collaborative doctoral provision
  • bring Bath students and international participants together
  • foster student links with external academic or non-academic mentors
  • support the development of research-based partnerships

Summer Schools are expected to take place in Bath or at the Pall Mall facilities but may be organised and delivered jointly with a partner institution.

Summer Schools funded in this strand are research training platforms, and we expect participants to be doctoral students and/or Masters students with a research project.

All funded projects will be expected to:

  • submit a final report
  • contribute to University showcases for internal and external audiences, including, for example, a presentation, case study or blog

We encourage reciprocal or match-funding arrangements with the partner institution(s).


Applicants for this strand must be Academic staff (research and/or teaching) from the Education and Research job family, or staff from the Management, Specialist and Administration job family, no later than Wednesday 1 January 2020 at the University of Bath, with a contract of employment for the full duration of the proposed project.

How to submit your application

Applications should be submitted to the Head of Department (HoD) or Line Manager by Friday, 11 October 2019. The HoD/Line Manager will forward the application to the Dean or Director/Director of Administration (or equivalent) for further comments.

Completed and signed application forms should be submitted directly by the Dean/Director to the International Relations Office by Friday, 25 October 2019.

Apply for the funding strand

Complete the application form