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Travel Grants

Travel Grants are available to help initial research conversations with international partners. Each grant has its own priorities, outlined below. If your idea is more developed and you have already identified an external funding call to support your work, please apply to Durham University's Seedcorn Fund.

International Engagement Travel Grants

Durham’s Internationalisation Strategy reinforces commitment to supporting international partnerships that enhance our reputation. This round of travel grants focus on deepening our relationships with partners in three key global regions. Travel grants are offered for inbound and outbound travel to partners in Europe, North America, and East Asia (incl. Japan, China and Hong Kong). Priority will be given to applications engaging with the following institutions: Uppsala University (Sweden), Tubingen University (Germany) Dartmouth College (USA), Hong Kong University (China).

Grants will be up to £2,000 each (larger grants may be awarded in exceptional circumstances). Applications should be submitted to by 08.00am on Monday 4th December 2017.

Applications and guidance notes are available to download at the below links.


Latin America Mobility Grants

As part of the University’s Internationalisation Strategy to build long term links in Latin America, we are offering a number of mobility grants kindly supported by Santander Universities.


  • PGR students and research staff undertaking research activity in the eligible countries.
  • Overseas scholars from the countries below wishing to come to Durham for research purposes.

Eligible countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, with priority given to Brazil, Mexico and Chile

The latest deadline for applications has now passed. Further information on future grants will be available on this site later this term.

Help! Travel Grant Guidance

For further help with ideas for ambassadorial activity, please click here.

You might also find it useful to read an example of a previous Travel Grant Impact Report. You can read one of those here.

Travel Grant Examples

Before making a Travel Grant Application, please feel free to download and read through the following example applications from successful candidates: