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Research Mobility Programme 

The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) offers funding for the academic community to visit international WUN partners to establish and cultivate research links. The University allocates £15-20k per annum for the RMP in order to fund short term visits lasting between two weeks and three months, with a maximum £2,500 budget each.

Benefits of the RMP

The RMP provides a great opportunity to: 

  • Advance your research by accessing research groups with expertise, rare facilities and data sets;
  • Widen the scope of research by establishing new and deepening existing links with your global peers;
  • Gain experience of new cultures by emerging yourself with new research environments;
  • Further your career development by strengthening your international profile.

RMP assessment criteria

The mobility proposal must demonstrate:

  • Research excellence (host, supervision/training, applicant)
  • Benefit to applicant’s career development
  • Sustainability and mutual benefits
  • Strategic relevance (department and faculty)
  • Cost effectiveness

Priority will be given to well-defined proposals which demonstrate a clear benefit to the applicant, department, faculty and the University.

Applicants should indicate how their department will contribute towards the proposed visit and should demonstrate how the collaboration will be sustained following the visit.

RMP Application process

  • Application deadline: Friday 27 October 2017
  • Decisions are made by the WUN Steering Committee  and results announced before Christmas.
  • Successful awardees are invited to a pre-departure meeting and required to submit a post-visit report within one month of return.

For guidelines, application forms and other relevant documents, please see the downloads menu.