The Partnership grant is available to fund opportunities for PhD and postdoctoral researchers to undertake a short period of research or work on a particular project that helps sustain and develop partnerships with those international universities that are Strategic Partners of the College. The level of funding that will be awarded is designed to cover travel costs and make a contribution toward subsistence at the partner institution. It is anticipated that no award will be for more than £2,000.
The following Strategic Partners are covered by this scheme:
Hong Kong University (HKU)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (JNU)
University of Sao Paulo (USP)
Renmin University of China, Beijing (RUC)
Award holders must be registered for a programme of study at King’s.
Applications for visits for individual researchers should be made by the individual PhD/postdoc, and be supported by a Head of Department/Division. Consideration will also be given to cross-department/division or other group applications related to training for researchers or group projects, for which application should be made by a lead academic, with an appropriate Head of School supporting the proposal.
In reaching decisions on which projects to fund, the selection team will take into account:
the strategic value of the project in deepening the relationship between King’s and the relevant overseas partner
the likely benefits from the research and for the advancement of the research career of the award winner
Subject to demand for funds, if projects are of equal merit then a contribution from the dept/division/school toward costs will be taken into account. It is anticipated that applicants for projects (rather than for training initiatives) should be of at least 2nd year PhD level at the time they plan to stay in the partner institution. Applications for support for research training should specify the level(s) at which they expect researchers to participate in the proposed scheme. This funding is not available to support attendance at conferences.
The value of an Award will be determined by the King’s Study Abroad Committee. The maximum allocation is expected to be £2,000.
Please see the downloadable document to the right.
A list of former recipients is available via the link to the right.