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Research Mobility Programme

The call for applications for the Worldwide Universities Network Research Mobility Programme 2016-17 is now open. 

The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) is an opportunity for staff or postgraduate researchers in any academic discipline to bid for funding to visit any Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) international partner. The visit can be anything from a week to 6 months duration. 

The aim of the RMP is to support the development of international networks and long- term research links with WUN partners, exchange expertise and share access to specialised facilities. Funds for the RMP come directly from the International Relations Department Budget. All WUN members waive any fees associated with the RMP, which are typically short visits.

Awards are worth up to a maximum of £2,500 and cover economy air travel, visa, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Applicants should read the guide to applying for an RMP award before completing the application form: Research Mobility Programme Guide 2016-17 (PDF  , 386kb)

The completed application must include a 1000-word outline of research and benefits, details of costs, and letters of support from your home supervisor and host supervisor (for students) or academic collaborator (for staff) as well as from your Head of Department (staff).

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 1st July 2016

Staff RMP application form (MS Word  , 66kb)

Student RMP application form 2016-17 (MS Word  , 69kb)

Please submit an electronic copy of your completed application to the International Relations Department: international-relations@york.ac.uk

Conditions of the award

Successful applicants must take up their award by the end of July 2017. Receipts will be required to show how funding was spent.

Within a month of return, all awardees will be required to complete a brief report about the visit. The report should include:

  • A summary of the research undertaken and any specific outcomes (possible publications, future collaboration, etc).
  • Any exceptional expertise or facilities made available. Benefits of the award for the individual, department, and the universities involved.
  • An indication of how research relationships will be sustained.
  • Suggestions to improve the RMP.
  • Observations about the PhD research experience in the host university (if relevant).

For further details please contact Andrew Brown by email: international-relations@york.ac.uk or telephone: 01904 32 (2414)

Alternative opportunities for mobility funding are available through our Santander Awards: Santander International Connections

More information

Please consult the WUN website for more details about the WUN Research Mobility Programme