The International Exchanges Scheme is designed to offer a flexible platform for UK based scientists to interact with the best scientists around the world and stimulate new collaborations.
Funds for a contribution towards travel, subsistence and research expenses can be requested for either a one-off short visit to explore opportunities for building lasting networks or for bilateral visits to strengthen emerging collaborations.
All activities must be on a subject within the natural sciences, including: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research, geography and experimental psychology. The Royal Society does not cover social science, clinical or patient-oriented research.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university or research institute, which must span the duration of the project.
Awards are available for either up to 3 months, 1 year or 2 years.
£3,000 - £12,000 dependent upon the length of the visit.
The International Exchanges scheme accepts applications for collaborations with all countries outside of the UK.
A collaborative programme is currently in place in partnership with Brazil (CONFAP), China (NSFC), Mexico (Mexican Academy of Sciences), South Africa (NRF), Turkey (TUBITAK), Malaysia (ASM and MIGHT) and Thailand (OHEC) as part of the Newton Fund.
Special collaborative cost-share programmes are currently in place with Ireland (RIA), Russia (RFBR), Argentina (CONICET), France (CNRS), China (NSFC), Taiwan (MOST) and Japan (JSPS).
Deadline: 17 October 2017