What it funds
Eligible activities supported through the Collaborative Fund include, but are not limited to, one or a combination of either short research stays, preparation of joint funding bids and publications, workshops, seminars, visiting PhD student exchanges for the delivery of collaborative research and, primarily in the case of technical and professional services staff, sharing of good practice.
The Collaborative Fund will provide travel grants to cover the cost of transport, visas (if applicable), accommodation and subsistence for the duration of the visit. Other reasonable costs related to organisation of seminars and workshops, including the travel of multiple staff, may be requested.
All costs will need to be fully justified in the application. The maximum total value of an application is £10,000. For longer research stays and visiting PhD student exchanges funding will be capped at £1,000 per month pro rata.
Length of visits
- Exchanges of academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, teaching, technical and professional services staff, for the purposes of organisation of workshops, seminars and sharing of best practice: Up to one week
- Exchanges of academic staff and postdoctoral researchers for the purpose of research stays, preparation of joint funding bids and publications: Between one week and three months
- Visiting PhD student exchanges for the delivery of collaborative research: Between one and 12 months