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Research Mobility Programme

Applications for the Worldwide Universities Network Research Mobility Programme 2019-20 are now closed.  

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 Global Engagement office 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 WUN Research Mobility Fund Guide 2019/20 (PDF , 705kb) before completing the application form ( RMP 2019 Staff Application Form (MS Word , 58kb)

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).

Applications for the 2020-21 round will open in June 2020.


Conditions of the award

Successful applicants will be informed in August and must take up their award by the end of the following July. 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).

If you have any questions please contact Elisha Witcomb by email: or telephone: 01904 32 (2714)

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Alternative opportunities for staff mobility funding are available through Erasmus+ or Worldwide Staff Mobility

More information

For more details about the WUN Research Mobility Programme, please contact Elisha Witcomb, Global Partnerships Officer                ( or consult the WUN website