Research Mobility Programme

N.B. currently this scheme is not currently running

The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) encourages personal and academic development of researchers, primarily early in their careers, to equip them with the skills needed for future international academic success.

WUN members waive any fees associated with the RMP, which are typically short visits of 2-3 months. The programme enables institutions across the network to exchange expertise, share access to rare facilities and cultivate new research.

For the researcher, the WUN RMP provides a great opportunity to:

University of Bristol specific guidance

Applications are welcome from PhD students (second and penultimate years of study) and early career researchers (pathway 1) at Bristol from all academic fields, both in existing WUN research areas and new areas with the potential for developing a sustainable WUN collaboration. Unfortunately, this scheme is not open to pathway 2 research assistants, associates or fellows

Who's Eligible? The University of Bristol provides funding to cover travel and accommodation costs for PhD students and early career researchers (pathway 1) to pursue their research at one of the 23 WUN partners across the globe. Recent UoB awardees and their destinations can be found here. Priority is given to well-defined proposals which demonstrate a clear benefit to the applicant, department, University of Bristol and WUN. Applicants should indicate how their department will contribute towards the proposed visit and should demonstrate how the collaboration will be sustained following the visit. PhD students are reminded that the purpose of the scheme is to undertake research overseas and to cultivate research links, and hence is not appropriate for students in either the very early or final stages of their PhD studies.

What is available? The University of Bristol will provide funding for an international economy airfare and a contribution towards subsistence costs (up to a maximum of £1K per month) for visits up to 3 months. 

Please note that the University of Bristol also has a student/staff exchange programme with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

To apply, please complete the appropriate RMP application form. Applications should be sent electronically (merged into one PDF document) to the International Research Partnerships Officer,, before the relevant deadline (please see below).