This scheme is not currently open for applications. The next round will open in April 2016.
The aim of the scheme is to help UK universities to build capacity and promote collaborations by facilitating visits by distinguished international experts.
It provides funding to enable an academic engineering department in a UK university to be a host for up to a month to a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from an overseas academic centre of excellence.
The scheme’s objectives are to:
access global centres of excellence in engineering research and teaching, with a view to strengthening UK capacity and international standing and promoting new international collaborations
enable the participating organisations to discover common and complementary skills/areas and initiatives that could form the foundation for future collaborations and future strategic research alliances
facilitate the sharing of latest developments, experience and information and the unification of participating organisations’ diverse knowledge in the area of engineering and technology by enabling the host institution to use the opportunity to engage the fellow in a range of mutually beneficial activities.
These may include, for example:
working collaboratively on joint papers and research proposals to tackle ambitious research problems or challenges, both within the host department and also through the involvement of other UK universities and UK industries
delivering lectures, presentations, seminars, demonstrations, and expert workshops to graduates, undergraduates, members of the host faculty and academics from other UK institutions
guiding the design and delivery of new teaching modules and/or programmes
establishing project consortia to work collaboratively on ambitious joint research projects.
Online applications website
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Please see the FAQ and Eligibility pages for more information.
For any further enquiries, please contact the international team