European Visiting Research Grants

Funding area: Arts & Humanities, International, Social Science

Aiming to establish a two-way flow of scholars between Scotland and Europe, the RSE is pleased to offer European Visiting Research Grants, funded by the Caledonian Research Foundation, to researchers working in the Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.

There are two separate European Visiting Research Grant schemes available:

  • Visits to Europe enable eligible staff in Scottish higher education institutes to visit other European countries overseas for periods of between 2-6 months.
  • Visits to Scotland enable nominated scholars from other European countries outside the UK to carry out research or study in Scotland for similar periods.

 

Fund opens

November 1, 2018

Fund deadline passed

This fund is currently closed for applications.

Fund value

Grants of up to £6,000 are available for visits of up to six months, at a rate of £1,000 per month to contribute towards the cost of travel, subsistence, and relevant study costs.

Fund duration

Visits may be between two and six months and, in appropriate cases, planned breaks of study may be permitted.

Additional Information


Applicants (the researcher who is travelling) MUST:

· Have at least five years postdoctoral experience on the closing date

· Have established contact with the host before the application

 

For applicants travelling FROM Scotland, the applicant MUST:

· Be academic staff employed by a Scottish Higher Education Institute (HEI) both at the time of application and the time of the planned visit

For applicants travelling TO Scotland, the applicant MUST:

· Be nominated by a member of academic staff at a Scottish Higher Education Institute (HEI) in Scotland

· Be employed in a recognised centre of higher education research

 

Eligibility of project

· Be conducting research of in the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences (Note: Grants are not awarded for more science-orientated research). If in doubt, please contact the Research Awards Officer shown on the front of the application form.

· Visits may be between two and six months and, in appropriate cases, planned breaks of study may be permitted.

 

The following are NOT eligible:

· Anyone from overseas who is temporarily resident in the United Kingdom at the time of applying

· Anyone from Scotland who is temporarily resident in another European country at the time of applying

· Anyone currently studying for a degree (e.g. PhD)

· Anyone who has already received an RSE CRF Research Grant within the last 5 years.

 

Due to a recent review of the RSE Awards programme, please note that Committee members are not permitted to apply for funding from an award scheme for which they serve on the Committee. Committee members who wish to apply should step down from their post first.


Applications are invited from scholars working in Scotland, who should be continuing members of academic or academic-related staff at a Scottish higher education institute, and whose research would benefit from a short period (2-6 months) spent in a European country outwith the UK.


Applications are invited from scholars in European countries outwith the UK, who would benefit from a similar period spent in Scotland.

Scholars from Europe wishing to study in Scotland must be nominated by members of academic staff from higher education institutes in Scotland. The nominator must submit the completed form and will be responsible for the organisation of the visit and the disbursement of any grants provided under this scheme.

Applicants from Europe should normally be employed in a recognised centre of higher education or research. In addition, it is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the Fellow submits his/her report of the visit within 2 months of the end of the Fellowship


The next deadline for the European Visiting Research Fellowships will be in Autumn 2018. Please check back here closer to the time.

If you have any questions about the award, please contact Rita Vėlavičiūtė, Research Awards Officer.

In the meantime, it may be helpful to read the award Terms & Conditions.