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This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to stimulate new collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.
This scheme is for scientists in the UK who want to stimulate new collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. This scheme is not intended to support continued research between a UK applicant and co-applicant who was a former colleague or PhD student or to support other existing or recent collaborations between the applicant and co-applicant. Rather, the scheme is intended to stimulate new collaborations between scientists in the UK and overseas.
The Royal Society is grateful for the support of the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, which has funded 20 joint scientific projects between the UK and Japan since 2007.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
Both the UK applicant and overseas applicant must:
Collaborations should be based on a single project and travel can only take place between the UK and a country where the overseas collaborator is based. In the case of cost share applications (see below), a relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an application.
The International Exchanges Scheme is available for travel to all countries outside of the UK.
Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the standard programme scheme notes (PDF).
The funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit. Applicants may request:
If you intend to collaborate with partners in Taiwan, France, Ireland, China or Russia, your proposal can also be considered as a cost share application. This entails the UK applicant submitting a proposal to the Royal Society for up to £12,000 AND the overseas applicant simultaneously submitting a proposal for an additional amount up to/equivalent to £12,000 to a partner organisation, with whom the Royal Society has a funding agreement. For further details about the countries covered, application process and eligibility requirements please read the cost share programme scheme notes (PDF).
Applications are initially reviewed by members of the International Exchanges Scheme panel with the most appropriate scientific expertise. Following this a shortlist is drawn up which is reviewed by the panel Chair before a decision is made. Results are available approximately 4 months after the round closes.
The next round of the NSFC China cost share scheme will open in December 2013.
International ExchangesFor scientists in the UK who want to undertake a collaboration with scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.
India-UK Scientific SeminarsFor mid-career scientists who want to organise a small three-day scientific seminar between groups of scientists from India and the UK.
South Africa-UK Scientific SeminarsFor mid-career scientists who want to organise a small three-day scientific seminar between groups of scientists from South Africa and the UK.
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If you have a question about this scheme, please first read the scheme notes which contain more information. If the answer is still not available, you can contact the grants team here.
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