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Apply for 2020 Bath International Funding Scheme: Research with core partners

This funding strand supports projects that connect with our core partners for collaborative research activities.

Research with core partners

Supporting projects that will add value to existing University partnerships.

About the strand

As part of the 2020 Bath International Funding Schemes, successful proposals will 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)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

If you are successful you could receive between £2,000 and £10,000.

Colleagues interested in developing collaborations with our core partner Universidade de São Paulo (USP) may apply to the current 2020 Bath-FAPESP SPRINT call. This call will close on 28 October 2019.

Award criteria

Successful proposals should:

  • explore new research collaborations or develop existing research partnerships
  • support disciplinary capacities in strong research areas
  • embed research partnerships into networks of excellence

We particularly invite applications from early-career researchers and probationary lecturers.

Expected outputs

  • Meetings with researchers, non-academic or industry partners
  • Delivery of talks, seminars or workshops
  • Preparation of a joint publication and/or an external grant proposal, to be submitted within 12 months of the project’s end
  • Award recipients may be requested to meet with alumni during overseas visits

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.


Applicants for this strand must be Academic staff from the Education and Research 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) 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 this funding strand

Complete the application form