The Scottish Funding Council is pleased to announce a new SFC Saltire scheme for collaborative European exchanges which will run in Academic Year (AY) 2021-22. We are inviting collaborative consortia based across Scottish universities to submit proposals to administer European exchange programmes of up to six months for doctoral research students and early career researchers under this scheme.
1. The Scottish Funding Council is pleased to announce funding for a number of European exchange programmes for doctoral students and early career researchers. The SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme is intended to promote mobility between Scotland and European research partners with the aim of strengthening existing, and seeding future, research relationships.
2. The exchanges will take place from January 2022 onwards, with all exchanges completed by the end of August 2022.
3. We are inviting collaborative research consortia based across multiple Scottish universities to submit proposals to run programmes under this scheme by 12 July 2021.
4. In this document we set out the aims, objectives and assessment process for this call.
Collaborative research consortia based across multiple Scottish universities are invited to submit proposals for funding of up to £100,000 each to run exchange programmes of up to six months for doctoral research students and/or early career researchers in AY 2021-22. Each programme is expected to support c. 10 inbound or outbound placements or exchanges between universities in Scotland and EU Member States, EEA and EFTA countries. 5 8. New and existing Scottish university consortia are eligible to apply, but given the timeframe for submitting proposals we expect most proposals to come from existing research collaborations. Where relevant, consortia may submit proposals to extend existing exchange programmes. 9. Proposals must be submitted by each consortium’s nominated host university. Host universities will be required to administer SFC funding on behalf of the partnership and report back on the use of this funding. 10. The deadline for proposals is noon on 12 July 2021. Proposals will be considered by an assessment panel in July 2021 and the announcement of successful consortia will be made in August 2021.
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