About the Discretionary Fund
The Discretionary supports any project activities with new or existing international partners, except PhD mobility. You may apply for small or regular awards.
For small awards, you could receive up to £500.
For regular awards, successful proposals could receive up to £2,000.
- Proposals may be for projects in any international partnership activity
- The proposal should not fall into an activity eligible for funding in the IRO International Funding Schemes, or there should be compelling reason to apply for funding outside the call. The deadline for IRO Funding Schemes is in October each year and awards run from January to December. This year’s deadline is on 11 October 2019
- Preference will be given to proposals supporting the preparation of jointly-authored publications and/or external grant proposals
- Projects are usually expected to be match-funded
The discretionary fund does not support doctoral research visits. Students interested in funding support for doctoral mobility may apply to the IRO International Funding Schemes (Strand 3) or contact the Doctoral College for information on the Visiting Postgraduate Scheme (VPS) and other mobility opportunities.
Applicants are expected to define and deliver project-appropriate outputs.
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
Decisions on regular awards will be made by a selection panel including the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Doctoral), the Dean of the applicant’s Faculty or School, and the Interim Head of International Relations (IRO).
Decisions on small awards are made by the International Relations Office.