The 2022/2023 International Partnership Development Fund is open

Published: 3 November 2022

The IPDF provides funding for UofG staff to support the creation of new and development of existing global connections

Our international strategy, ‘Global Glasgow’ reaffirms our commitment to global connectedness and collaboration. For many years, the University's International Partnership Development Fund (IPDF) has provided funding for University of Glasgow staff to support the creation of new and development of existing global connections.

In 2021 the amount of International Partnership Development funding was doubled, resulting in 28 successful projects allowing staff from all colleges to work with partners from every region. The type of projects funded included:

  • New college or school collaborations with international partners;
  • Setting up new student articulation pathways;
  • Delivery of training with international partners;
  • Creation of international summer schools;
  • Connecting and building on the work with existing international networks;
  • Recruitment visits;
  • Setting up new student mobility partnerships;
  • The re-establishment of longstanding international relationships.

The 2022/2023 IPDF is open

We're delighted to announce that the IPDF is open for 2022/2023 and once again £125,000 is available to support staff in their work to build mutually beneficial new international partnerships. The funding will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

IPDF applications should clearly demonstrate that they have a strategic focus and reflect the goals set out in our international strategy: ‘Global Glasgow’.

Any IPDF application must show support from your School and College, and this is usually through a 50% match funding commitment. Please refer to the IPDF webpage for the approval process for your college.

The maximum amount that can be requested for an individual application is £14,000 (including the match funding), please contact us if you are planning an application for a larger amount, e.g. a large delegation visit to a strategic partner.

Exceptional uplift

In the following areas, and to be interdisciplinary in focus where feasible, the funding may increase to 100% (each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis):

  • Development of articulation pathways,
  • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) activity,
  • Summer schools and other blended/short term mobility routes.

Any applications for the strands listed above will still need to show evidence of match funding as evidence of School/College support. The applications will be assessed to see if the application is strong enough for an uplift, an uplift to 100% funding is not guaranteed.


The fund is open to all University of Glasgow staff members. Please refer to further details on the application process and the approval process for your college on the International Partnership Development (IPDF) webpage before applying.

All funding must be allocated and spent by 31 July 2023.

First published: 3 November 2022