Staff mobility funding available

Published: 15 November 2021

Awards available through the Early Career Mobility Scheme and Erasmus+ Scheme

The University has funding available to conduct research, study and teaching with international partners.  The Early Career Mobility Scheme and remaining funding available through the Erasmus+ scheme provide excellent opportunities for career development and strengthening partner links and networks.

Early Career Mobility Scheme:

The Early Career Mobility Scheme is now open for applications for those who are interested in gaining international research experience and strengthening Glasgow’s partnerships. 

The aim of the scheme is to strengthen partnerships and enhance research collaborations with the following four priority partners: 

  1. McGill University
  2. Smithsonian Institution 
  3. University of Hong Kong

The scheme is open to all PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and early career staff within five years of their first permanent appointment at the point of the application deadline. 

Applicants must develop a proposal which sets out details of the proposed visit, the amount of funding required, and must include a clear explanation of how the money will be used.   

A primary criterion in the selection of applications is the potential for the development of collaborations between research groups which could lead to outcomes such as joint publications and future joint research funding. 

All applicants must seek authorisation from their Head of School/Institute for their proposed visit and the maximum amount awarded to each successful applicant is £5,000.   

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 5th January 2022. 

Please refer to further details on the application process on the Early Career Mobility Scheme (ECMS) webpage before applying. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with colleagues at 

International Credit Mobility (ICM)

ICM is funded by Erasmus+ and provides mobility opportunities for staff and postgraduate students to a selection of our international partners outside of Europe, which are listed here.

Staff and postgraduate students (PGT & PGR) from all disciplines can access grants which contribute to the costs of travel and subsistence for research, study (3-5 months), training (5-10 days) or teaching visits (5-10 days). ICM is supported by bilateral arrangements which also allows for funding for visiting staff and students.

Funding is available until 31 July 2023 and applications are open on a rolling basis.

Limited remaining Erasmus+ funding is also available for staff wishing to train or teach in Europe which will end on 31 May 2022.

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 3rd December 2021. Information is available on our webpage

First published: 15 November 2021