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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.

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 is Thursday 11th May 2017.

The application form and accompanying guidance notes can be accessed below. Completed applications should be submitted to


International Engagement Travel Grants

Rounds 1 and 2 of the International Engagement Grants are now closed, with a total of 20 awards made. Congratulations to all successful applicants.

It is likely that similar awards will be made again, with a deadline around October/November so please look out for announcements made through Dialogue, Heads of Department, Resarch Institutes, Colleges and our Regional Interest Group mailing lists.

Last year's guidance is below.

Durham’s new Internationalisation Strategy reinforces commitment to supporting international partnerships that enhance Durham’s research reputation. Travel grants are offered for inbound and outbound travel to partners in Europe, North America, and East Asia (incl. Japan, China and Hong Kong).

Partners can include Universities, Research Institutes, NGO’s and Industry. Grants will be awarded to support the development of global research links that will ultimately increase the University’s research profile in these key regions.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available. Funds can be used to support travel (incoming or outgoing), subsistence, workshops, conferences, meetings or other activities intended to raise the international profile of research at Durham.

Guidance notes are available here.

Initiating European Research and Mobility Partnerships Fund

As part of the University’s Internationalisation Strategy and its aim to build long term international partnerships to help strengthen our research profile overseas, the Dean for Internationalisation is offering travel grants of up to £5k. These are primarily to enable academics to visit or host European HEI and non HEI partners in order to cement a relationship which will result in an application for an Innovative Training Network (ITN). The participation of non EU partners will also be considered where their part in the ITN is clearly explained.

The deadline for the ITN grants has now passed. Congratulations to the successful applicants: Dr Luna Centifanti (Psychology), Dr Katharina Edkins and Dr Tomasz Schneider (both School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health).

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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: