Staff Development Grant

  • The Staff Development Grant of up £2,000 primarily supports non-academic staff in undertaking personal development as part of their career and role development. The grant also supports staff that would not normally get an opportunity to undertake personal development outside of the UK in order to further their international perspective.

    The types of activity that the grant supports may include:

    • Conferences
    • Workshops
    • Exploring best practice in universities/institutions
    • Shadowing related staff in universities/institutions

    The activity must take part in one of the Santander Network countries: Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, UAE and Uruguay. 

    How to apply

    The next deadline for applications will be on Friday 28 September 2018 at 1pm. To apply please email the completed Application Form to: santander@brookes.ac.uk. Successful applicants will normally be informed four weeks after the deadline.

    Funding and selection criteria

    • Eligible costs include travel and accommodation. Subsistence will not be covered.
    • Staff are responsible for arranging their own visits and projects.
    • Funds cannot be claimed retrospectively for an activity which has already taken place at the time of application.
    • The activity must take place in the academic year that the funding is awarded.
    • While previous winners are not excluded from applying again, priority may be given to applicants who have not previously benefited from an award.
    • Academic staff can apply but priority will be given to non-academic staff.

    Other requirements

    • Successful applicants will also be required to fill in a summary report on the outcome of their award.
    • Successful applicants' Brookes contact details will be made available to Santander.
    • Successful applicants may be asked to take part in future promotional activities for the awards and will be required to attend the Santander Scholar Ceremony.
    • Enquiries

      If you have any questions regarding the application or the scheme please email santander@brookes.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1865 488774.