Funding opportunities for collaborative research and study abroad


The Royal Society joint project programme is designed to enable international collaboration by providing a mobility grant for researchers to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses.

Oxford Brookes University invites scholars working outside the UK in academic or related research or scholarly institutes to apply for an Oxford Brookes international visiting fellowship award.

ESRC is committed to raising awareness of British social science on the international stage, and to enabling UK social scientists to collaborate with the best researchers across the globe. We collaborate in activities in Europe and elsewhere around the world. ESRC international funding opportunities

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Indian Council for Social Science Research are pleased to invite applications under the second call for India-UK scholar exchanges.

The Newton International fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions.

The British Academy offers grants to enable scholars to conduct primary research in the UK or abroad. Research funding guide to awards

British Academy Grants are available for the travel expenses of a scholar delivering a paper at a conference abroad. Overseas conference grants

The Academy launched a new conference support scheme in 2007-08, designed to promote the dissemination of advanced research. Conference convenors may apply for any combination of the following: (a) financial assistance, whether for bringing key speakers to the UK (or other location if the  event is to be held abroad), or for a wider range of expenses;  (b) use of the British Academy as a venue; (c) organisational assistance from the Academy’s conference team; (d) subsequent publication of proceedings by the Academy.

The British Academy (BA), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are now inviting applications under the third round of their visiting fellowships scheme for South Asia and the Middle East.


As an Oxford Brookes student you can add an international dimension to your university experience by spending part of your degree in another country. Oxford Brookes international exchanges

The Erasmus programme gives you the opportunity to study at one of our highly selected European partner institutions during your degree. The exchange can be incorporated in your degree during your second or third year for one or two semesters. You will gain financial and academic benefits.

In early January 2009 the ESRC will launch a new scheme: new international activities for early career researchers.  The scheme will provide opportunities for international mobility, exchange and networking for early career researchers (including doctoral students).

Opportunities now exist for up to ten PhD students, currently funded by the AHRC, to undertake short-term placements with the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), Japan during 2009 as part of a joint UK/Japan short-term fellowship programme.