Postgraduate Travel Scholarships

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Mac Robertson, David Fleming-Brown and Jim Gatheral Postgraduate Travel Scholarships

*Applications for Postgraduate Travel Scholarships are currently CLOSED*

PGR Travel Scholarships - Information for Applicants 2023

Application Form

Award details and eligibility summary

Travel Scholarship

Award Amount   



PhD Academic DisciplineLength of tripScholarship currently open
David Fleming-Brown <£400      North America

All N/A NO
Mac Robertson <£4000  Worldwide

All 2-12 months NO
Jim Gatheral <£4000  Worldwide

Mathematical modelling 

2-12 months NO


  • To provide funding for postgraduate research students to undertake a research placement, usually out with the UK at a recognised research institution.
  • To provide funding to high quality students who have already shown academic distinction that will enrich and further their academic experience and research achievements.
  • To foster collaborative links with other research institutions
  • To introduce new skills to the University.

The Postgraduate Travel Scholarships do not cover:

  • conference attendance (although you may attend relevant conferences during your stay)
  • tuition fees or routine living expenses (other than those incurred on placement)
  • students returning to their home country for their placement, unless clear evidence is provided to show that the placement would add significantly to their technical expertise (for example, because the home country leads study in the field)
  • equipment purchase
  • travel insurance (you can access this via the University free of charge. University of Strathclyde travel insurance). Please also view University's Travel Booking Policy and note that the use of Airbnb accommodation bookings is prohibited.


Each award holder will be required to produce a report on their studies under the scholarship. The purpose of these reports is to show how the scholarship has enhanced the scholars' research experience and provide our donors with information regarding how their bequest is being used.  

Previous award holder reports:

David Fleming-Brown Travel Scholarships

2022-23 Award Holders

2019-20 Award Holders

2018-19 Award Holders

Jim Gatheral Travel Scholarships

2022-23 Award Holders

2019-20 Award Holders

2018-19 Award Holders

Mac Robertson Travel Scholarships

2022-23 Award Holders

2020-21 Award Holders

2019-20 Award Holders

2018-19 Award Holders


Queries regarding the Postgraduate Travel Scholarships should be sent to