University of Nottingham relaunches International Research Collaboration Fund


January 19th, 2023

The University of Nottingham is relaunching its flagship International Research Collaboration Fund (IRCF).

Supported both by the university’s Research Strategy Delivery Plan and recently announced in-year Government funding, the IRCF has been revamped and expanded in consultation with Faculties and colleagues across the university.

This Academic Year (22-23), there will be at least £250,000 available to support international research collaboration and mobility for colleagues across the UK campuses. Opening in February, the IRCF will operate via a rolling-call model with a quick, straight forward application and approvals process.

The IRCF will particularly welcome applications from colleagues seeking to establish or grow links with world-leading research groups and institutions that will lead to excellent research outputs.

In addition to support for outbound mobility, the IRCF will also be looking to provide a number or larger grants that support the acceleration of ambitious partnerships with institutions and research groups with an international reputation for excellence in their field. Dedicated funding for Early Career Researcher mobility will also form part of the new scheme.

As the university develops an ambitious new International Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy over the coming months, the IRCF will form the cornerstone of our efforts to support high-quality research, as well as our global reputation, influence and impact.

Despite the ongoing uncertainty around the UK’s access to the European Union’s HORIZON programme, the university is determined to ensure that our researchers are able to continue to work with researchers across the world to further raise the international profile of our research excellence and commitment to tackling global challenges.

More information will follow next week on Campus News and other channels, with further details on the fund and how to apply.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West announced the relaunched ICRF on Thursday 19 January 2023 at an event exploring the future of the university’s engagement with Europe, celebrating our European research community and reiterating our determination to maintain and grow our partnerships across the continent.

As part of these efforts, Professor West will be leading a senior delegation to Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen later this month (January 2023) to mark the strengthening of the university’s Strategic Partnership with the leading German institution.

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