These schemes are for scientists based in the UK (or US for the Kan Tong Po programme) who want to stimulate collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.
The schemes are not intended to support continued research between a UK applicant and co-applicant who was a former colleague or PhD student or to support other existing or recent collaborations between the applicant and co-applicant.
The Standard Programme is available for travel to/from all countries outside the UK. 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 and cost share projects fixed at 2 years (including a maximum of £2000 for research expenses)
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience. All activities must be on a subject within the natural sciences.