International Bilateral Visits

RSE International Bilateral Visits facilitate the collaboration between researchers from Scotland and those based in international institutions within countries with academies with which the RSE has a formal Memorandum of Understanding.

Programme grants are for short-term visits of up to two weeks duration; the key objectives being to enhance the research capabilities of individual researchers, develop international collaborative links and enable participation in international research programmes.

For visits from Scotland, the RSE covers international travel and the partner academy provides for accommodation and subsistence.

For the incoming programme (visits to Scotland) please contact your country’s respective Academy for the Terms and Conditions and application form.

Project eligibility

Applicants may submit only one proposal to the RSE International Bilateral Visits per funding round.

Applications are invited for the following areas:

  • The Hungarian Academy of Sciences: applications are considered in all areas of the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei, Italy: applications are considered in all areas of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • National Science and Technology Council, Taiwan: applications are considered in all areas of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  • The Slovak Academy of Sciences: applications are considered in all areas of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts: applications are considered in all areas of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Application process

Applications for visits to Hungary, Taiwan, Slovakia, and Slovenia are welcomed from noon 7 September 2023 – noon 26 October 2023.

  1. Create a profile or log-in here.
  2. Once into your profile, access and complete the online application – access to the application form is only available if you are logged-in. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Applications for visits to Italy were welcomed from noon 15 September 2023 – noon 30 September 2023. This award is now closed.

Resources for applicants

Contact us

For more information regarding the award, please contact the Research Awards team at Awards@theRSE.org.uk.

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