RSE Saltire International Collaboration Awards

Funding area: Arts & Humanities, Career Development, International, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Social Sciences

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the Scottish Funding Council and the Scottish Government, is pleased to invite applications for the RSE saltire international collaboration awards.

The purpose of the RSE saltire international collaboration award is to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland with researchers in the EU for up to two years. Applications are invited from Scottish-based researchers to include a European Higher Education Institute (HEI), Research Institute (RI) or Cultural Institution of your choice as per eligibility. The RSE provides up to £6,000 per year and up to a maximum of £12,000 over two years. The partner institution is expected to provide the equivalent level of funding per two-year joint project.

 

Applicant eligibility

  • For Scottish-based researchers:
    • The Principal Investigator (PI) must be of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent.
    • PI must be employed by a Scottish HEI, RI or Cultural Institution.
    • Scottish-based collaborators can be employed by either a Scottish HEI, R&D centre or from the innovative business or industry sectors.
    • There can be unrestricted number of participants per team. PhD students may be included; however, their international activities (travel, subsistence, etc.) cannot be funded with project money.
    • Visits must take place in both directions.
  • For European-based researchers:
    • The Principal Investigator (PI) must be of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent.
    • PI must be employed by a Scottish HEI, RI or Cultural Institution.
    • European-based collaborators can be employed by either a European HEI, R&D centre or from the innovative business or industry sectors.
    • There can be unrestricted number of participants per team. PhD students may be included: however, their international activities (e.g., travel, daily expenses, etc.) cannot be funded with project money.
    • Visits must take place in both directions.
  • An applicant can only apply once per deadline. Current Scottish-based holders of an RSE Joint Project Award are not eligible to apply. Holders of other RSE awards are eligible to apply.

 

Project eligibility

  • RSE saltire international collaboration awards can be held in all academic disciplines.
  • Applications will be considered for both bilateral and multilateral projects. The collaboration must be based on a single project.
  • The project will consist of two consortium teams or two individuals: one based in Scotland and the other in the partner country/ies.
  • The collaboration should involve bilateral and/or multilateral exchanges between Scotland, the partner country or relevant collaborator countries.

 

Application process

The funding will open for applications from Monday 28 June 2021; applicants are required to:

  1. Optional: Download an offline version of the RSE saltire international collaboration awards application form. This can be used for reference for the online application opening on Monday 28 June. Please note if you choose to fill out this form you will be able to copy and paste the details into the final application.
  2. Create a profile on the RSE CiviCRM, or log in using your existing details
  3. From Monday 28 June, you can access the online application.
  4. Complete the details to submit your online application form by Monday 12 July, 12:00
  5. Upload as part of the online form a statement of support from your head of department and an institutional statement of support and if you are undertaking your research at a different institution to the one from where you are usually employed a statement of support from that institution.
  6. Arrange for two referee forms to be sent to the RSE [email protected] by Monday 12 July 2021, 12:00. These are available to download from the resources below.
  7. Successful applications should have a start date between Wednesday 1 September 2021- Tuesday 31 March 2022

 

Resources for applicants

RSE saltire research awards general terms and conditions (PDF, 222kb)

RSE saltire international collaboration awards terms and conditions (PDF, 198kb)

RSE saltire international collaboration awards application form (Doc, 111kb)

Register on RSE CiviCRM to apply

RSE saltire international collaboration awards online application (Link available from Monday 28 June)

RSE saltire research award referee form (Doc, 41.4kb)

 

Contact us

For more information regarding the award, please contact the Research Awards team on [email protected].

Fund deadline

July 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Fund value

£12,000

Fund duration

24 months