Funding Source:“Royal Soceity”

Summary: The International Exchanges Scheme is designed to offer a flexible platform for UK based scientists to interact with the best scientists around the world. Funds for a contribution towards travel, subsistence and research expenses can be requested for either a one-off short visit in order to explore opportunities for building lasting networks or for bilateral visits to strengthen emerging collaborations.

All activities must be on a subject within the natural sciences, including: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural and medical research, the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology. The Royal Society does not cover social science, clinical or patient-oriented research.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and hold a permanent or fixedterm contract in an eligible university or research institute which must span the duration of the project. Collaborations should be based on a single project involving (or led by) “the applicant” (UK based scientist) and “the co-applicant” (overseas based scientist). For further details please refer to the ‘Eligibility details’ below.

Duration of funding: Awards are available for either up to 3 months, 1 year or 2 years.

The funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit. Applicants may request: up to of £3,000 for one-off travel lasting up to 3 months up to £6000 for multiple visits to be completed within 1 year (including a maximum of £1000 for research expenses) · up to £12,000 for multiple visits to be completed within 2 years (including a maximum of £2000 for research expenses)

Closing date(s): 2011/R1 opens 1st April 2011 and closes 30 June 2011; 2011/R2 opens 18 July 2011 and closes 17 October 2011

Funder link: Royal Society

Scheme link:International Exchange Scheme

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS