International Relations Office

Updates on the University's global engagement activities

Posts By: Emma Davis

Bath International Funding Schemes - an update!

📥  Funding/Scholarship, International Strategy, Partnership, Research

International Research Accelerator Scheme

The deadline for the extraordinary call for the International Research Accelerator Scheme is fast approaching - Wednesday 25 May!

The ‘International Research Accelerator Scheme’ supports larger scale research activity with University Strategic Partners, such as the organisation of interdisciplinary and multi-partner workshops or symposia. Successful applications will be expected to lead to a number of concrete, high-quality research outputs, including external funding bids and joint publications.

Visit the Bath International Research Funding Schemes pages for further information.

Don't forget that applications should be submitted to the Head of Department for comments two weeks before the submission deadline and then to your Dean for comments one week before the submission deadline.

FAPESP-Bath Scheme

In this year’s first FAPESP-Bath funding call we have funded one project.

  • Dr Davide Mattia (Chemical Engineering) will be collaborating with colleagues from the University of Sao Paulo on tailoring oxide based nanoparticles for the mineral nutrition of plants.

Second call now open

We are now inviting bids for the next call of FAPESP - Bath funding to support projects in all fields of knowledge that involve the exchange of researchers. The invitation is open to researchers affiliated to either the University of Bath or higher education and research institutions in the state of São Paulo who are Principal Investigators of ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP.

Want to find a potential collaborator with an ongoing FAPESP research project? Why not use the FAPESP search engine.

Visit the FAPESP-Bath website for further information and application guidance. Deadline: Monday 25 July 2016

 

Major funding opportunity to deepen strategic international research partnerships

📥  Funding/Scholarship, International Strategy, Partnership, Research

International Research Accelerator Scheme – extraordinary funding call now open

Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 25 May 2016

We are delighted to announce an extraordinary call for applications to the University’s 2015-16 International Research Funding Schemes. The ‘International Research Accelerator Scheme’ supports larger scale research activity, such as the organisation of interdisciplinary and multi-partner workshops or symposia. Successful applications will be expected to lead to a number of concrete, high quality research outputs, including external funding bids and joint publications.

The call is open to all disciplines in the faculties and the school.

A total of up to eight awards of a maximum of £15,000 each will open for applications until 5pm Wednesday 25 May 2016.

Details of our Strategic Partners can be found on the website.

Professor Colin Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Internationalisation)

Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Eligibility: Academic staff in Education and Research job family (and Research Officers)

Key assessment criteria: A clearly articulated plan for the step change in scholarly activity with concrete outputs detailing:

  • academic rigour
  • clear articulation of the sustainable development of the relationship
  • leveraging critical mass at Department/ Faculty or Institutional level
  • plans for creating impact that enhances our institutional reputation
  • preparation and delivery of joint bids and publications in excellent, high-citation outlets
  • planning and organisation of larger-scale research activities (workshops, symposia, conferences)
  • commitments to leveraging or attracting clearly identified external funding at an appropriate scale
  • commitments to interdisciplinary and/or multipartner research activities
  • value for money
  • strategic fit with University's International Strategy

Application forms and assessment criteria are available.

Alternatively, please visit the International Relations Office wiki pages where you will also be able to find details of other internal and external international funding sources.

For further information, please contact Katja Nieminen, International Partnerships Manager.

 

 

First round of 2015/16 Bath International Research Funding Scheme award winners announced

📥  Announcement, Award, Funding/Scholarship, Research

Following the first call for funding applications to the 2015/16 Bath International Research Funding Schemes we are delighted to announce the winners are:

International Research Initiator Scheme

  • Dr Petra Cameron (Chemistry) will visit Koç University to increase collaboration in the field of Energy Materials and Photovoltaics leading to joint research bids.
  • Dr Bryan Clift (Health) will develop long term collaborations with colleagues from University of Sao Paulo (USP) and host a workshop in Bath  on the topic of urban transformation and mega-sport events in Brazil such as Rio 2016.
  • Dr Katharine Fraser (Mechanical Engineering) will conduct biomedical engineering and cardiovascular fluid dynamics research with collaborators at Koç University.
  • Prof David Galbreath (Politics, Languages & International Studies) will welcome colleagues from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to Bath to develop research proposals and grant applications in the field of technology, politics and society.
  • Prof Andrew Heath (Architecture & Civil Engineering) will travel to Stellenbosch University with colleagues from Bath to further links between the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM) and the Stellenbosch Unit for Construction Materials and initiate research projects that will lead to joint funding proposals.
  • Prof Andreas Kyprianou (Mathematical Sciences) will visit colleagues at Koç University and host a reciprocal visit aimed at furthering collaboration in the field of probability theory.
  • Dr Jane White (Mathematical Sciences) will collaborate with colleagues at Stellenbosch University to research the control of HIV-related cancers and mathematical modelling for infectious disease control with plans to develop joint funding bids.
  • Dr Chenjian Zhang (School of Management) will work in collaboration with Zhejiang University and Cornell University researching the emergence of the social enterprise sector in China.

International Research Accelerator Scheme

  • Dr Wali Aslam (Politics, Languages & International Studies) will host workshops in Cape Town and Singapore to bring together colleagues from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Stellenbosch University and the University of Sao Paulo (USP) on the topic of Misplaced States and the Politics of Regional Identity.
  • Dr Lee Bryant (Architecture & Civil Engineering) will be working with colleagues from Stellenbosch University to conduct fieldwork and develop a WRC proposal in the field of water quality, pathogen transport and mobilization, and mitigation.
  • Dr Sarah Halligan (Psychology) will conduct a small scale research project looking at child and adolescent mental health following PTSD in South Africa in collaboration with colleagues from Stellenbosch University to develop joint research funding bids.
  • Prof Alastair Spence (Mathematical Sciences) will host a workshop at Bath with colleagues from with Koç University to explore further collaborations in the field of Eigenvalues: Numerics and Applications. Joint funded with the Faculty of Science.
  • Prof Tamas Szekely (Biology & Biochemistry) will host workshops at Bath and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) discussing new genomic and phylogenetic approaches for sex determination systems and to develop joint research proposals.

Future Research Leaders Incubator Scheme

  • Dr Lee Bryant (Architecture & Civil Engineering) has a PhD student that will spend 6 months carrying out field work with colleagues from Stellenbosch University and collaborating on a review paper with colleagues at Emory University on the topic of water-quality effects of storm water runoff in South African slums.
  • Dr Emma Carmel (Social & Policy Sciences) has a PhD student that will visit the Harvard Graduate School of Education for 4 months to research and present findings on 'race', ethnicity & education.
  • Prof Dimo Dimov (School of Management) will supervise a PhD student from Stellenbosch University for 6 months whilst at Bath researching enterprise engineering, innovation management and entrepreneurship.
  • Dr Darrell Patterson (Chemical Engineering) will supervise a PhD student from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain for 3 months to research Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Engineering.
  • Dr Weijia Yuan (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) has a PhD student that will visit Tsinghua University for 6 months to research and build a novel power electronic controller for a superconducting magnetic energy storage and battery hybrid energy storage system. Dr Yuan will then host and supervise a PhD student from Tsinghua University here at Bath for 4 months to continue testing and research.

 

Bath International Research Funding Schemes - Second Call Now Open!

📥  Uncategorized

We are delighted to announce the second call for applications to our 2015-2016 International Research Funding Schemes. As you will see from some of our recent guest blog posts the previous calls are already funding a wide range of fascinating research projects across the globe and we are looking forward to receiving further high quality bids this year.

The International Research Initiator Scheme will continue to promote short-term partnership visits (of up to 4 weeks) to University Strategic Partners and vice versa.

The International Research Accelerator Scheme is designed to build upon relationships established as a result of activities funded by the International Research Initiator Scheme as well as existing partnerships with University Strategic Partners.

The Future Research Leaders Incubator Scheme will give excellent PhD students from University Strategic Partners the opportunity to study for a limited period at Bath, and vice versa.

Excellent, high quality proposals with other institutions may be considered for all of the above schemes, in particular if there are concrete plans to create a linkage between the proposed activities and one of our Strategic Partners in the future.

The deadline for the second call of applications is Monday 25th January 2016.

Please note that applicants are advised to submit their applications to their HoD two weeks before the above deadline for comments. HoDs are then advised to forward applications to Faculty Deans one week before the 25th January deadline.

Please visit the International Funding pages to find out more and to explore the whole range of international funding opportunities we offer, including a full timeline of call launch dates and deadlines for the 2015-16 academic year.

Please feel free to get in touch with us via internationalfunding@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions.

 

International Visiting Professorships & FAPESP Grants

📥  Funding/Scholarship

We are now welcoming nominations for David Parkin and Global Chairs Visiting Professorships for 2016-2017, and bids for FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) – Bath research funding.

David Parkin Visiting Professorships

The Esther Parkin Trust offers annual funding of up to £20k to support this award. It provides an excellent opportunity to attract an outstanding colleague from outside the UK and to develop ongoing international research and publication partnerships. Further details are available on the HR website.

Deadline:  Monday 8 February 2016

Global Chairs

The Global Chairs visiting professorship scheme has been designed to attract distinguished, globally renowned scholars from outside the UK to engage in a programme of high-profile research activity at the University of Bath for a fixed period of time. Nominations are now welcome for individuals who have an outstanding international research profile in any discipline area that fits in with or compliments the University of Bath’s research strengths and focus.

Please visit the Global Chairs website for further details and nomination forms.

Deadline:  Monday 8 February 2016

FAPESP - Bath funding

We are also now inviting bids for FAPESP - Bath funding to support projects in all fields of knowledge that involve the exchange of researchers. The invitation is open to researchers affiliated to either the University of Bath or higher education and research institutions in the state of São Paulo who are Principal Investigators of ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP.

Visit the FAPESP website for further information and application guidance.

Deadline: Monday 25 January 2016

 

International funding - apply now!

📥  Funding/Scholarship, Research

We are delighted to announce the first call for applications to our 2015-2016 International Research Funding Schemes. The previous calls are already funding a wide range of fascinating research projects across the globe and we are looking forward to receiving more high quality bids this year.

The Bath International Research Funding Schemes have recently been re-branded to better align with the wider GW4 and RCUK funding landscape:

The International Research Initiator Scheme (previously named Global Mobility Scheme) will continue to promote short-term partnership visits (of up to 4 weeks) to University Strategic Partners and vice versa.

The International Research Accelerator Scheme (previously named Global Collaboration Scheme) is designed to build upon relationships established as a result of activities funded by the International Research Initiator Scheme as well as existing partnerships with University Strategic Partners.

The Future Research Leaders Incubator Scheme (previously named Global Research Scholarship Scheme) will give excellent PhD students from University Strategic Partners the opportunity to study for a limited period at Bath, and vice versa.

Excellent, high quality proposals with other institutions will be considered for all of the above schemes, in particular if there are plans to create a linkage between the proposed activities and one of our Strategic Partners in the future.

The deadline for the first call of applications is Monday 19th October.

Please visit the International Funding pages to find out more and to explore the whole range of international funding opportunities we offer, including a full timeline of call launch dates and deadlines for the 2015-16 academic year.

Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming call launches: Sabbatical Scheme later in September and FAPESP-Bath funding in October.

Please feel free to get in touch with us via internationalfunding@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions.