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Durham University

Global Durham

Travel Grants

Travel Grants are available to help initial research conversations with international partners and also to begin or continue discussions on the development of joint programmes 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, Durham University's Seedcorn Fund may be more appropriate.

International Engagement Grants - Academic Year 19 / 20

Durham’s Global Strategy reinforces commitment to supporting international partnerships that enhance Durham’s research competitiveness and reputation.

Two travel grant funding calls are currently open and are divided into two broad streams with regional priorities:

  1. DAC listed countries.
  2. Europe, North America (USA, Canada), Asia (namely China incl Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore).

Applications are also welcomed for engagement with Matariki partners.


Grants will be up to £2,000 each (larger grants may be awarded in exceptional circumstances).


The first call will open on Monday 10th February 2020. Applications will be considered at the time of application and an award decision made on a case-by-case basis. Once the fund has been exhausted, applications will close.

Please find full guidance notes for both calls below. Please note that the application form is the same for both.


If you have any questions please email Emma Moore or Joe Mulhern in the International Office on

Durham - Tubingen Seedcorn Fund