Bristol Benjamin Meaker Follow-on Fund

A new deadline for the Follow-on Fund will be announced in November 2021.

Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor and Bristol ‘Next Generation’ Visiting Researcher awards are intended to cultivate relationships between individuals and institutions, and we would therefore also expect these relationships to continue to grow and develop after the award. To help facilitate this we have set up a new Benjamin Meaker Visiting Researchers Follow-on Fund. This funding can be used for:

In both cases visits should be designed to directly expand upon the developments made in the first visit and produce specific, tangible outcomes, such as funding bids, policy briefings,  and/or international co-authored publications.

Applicants must ensure they have familiarised themselves with the Bristol Benjamin Meaker Follow-on Fund call specification prior to commencing their application, paying particular attention to eligibility requirements, application guidance, and conditions of funding. Click here to download the call specification document.

This call is open to partners who have successfully completed a BBMDVP or Next Generation visit within 18 months prior to March 2021 (taking account of the restrictions resulting from Covid-19). The application must be submitted by the same individuals who were named as Visitor and UoB Host on the original application.

This call has no deadlines. To apply, you simply need to email a completed application form in a single PDF document to Please ensure that your application is written for a generalist audience, avoiding overly technical detail which would be inaccessible to a non-specialist.

The review process usually takes around two weeks.  Exceptionally, where an urgent need for a quicker turnaround can be demonstrated, this will be accommodated where possible; however, this cannot be guaranteed.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the full requirements and guidance outlined in the 'Guidance for applicants' section of the BBMFOF call guidance document before completing the application form.


We also encourage former award holders to consider applying to our Bristol International Research Workshops scheme for funding to support a collaborative activity based on the original award.