EPSRC Overseas travel
UK Research and Innovation
The overseas travel grant is for researchers at UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations and NHS bodies.
Funding can include travel and subsistence costs for visits overseas to learn new techniques or form and develop collaborations.
We will provide funding for international travel and subsistence to study new techniques at recognised centres anywhere outside the UK and for travel to start or develop new international collaborations, such as for Horizon 2020 projects. Single visits of up to six months or several visits totalling up to 12 months could be to overseas universities or industrial organisations.
Your application for an overseas travel grant does not need to be linked to an existing EPSRC award, but it is expected that new techniques learned or collaborations formed will lead to future research proposals in areas we support.
We support excellent research in:
information and communication technologies
living with euring the future
research infrastructure. Find out more about our research areas and themes.
We can support costs including:
- salary of principal investigator
- indirect costs
The overseas travel grant is open to UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations, Public Sector Research Establishments and NHS bodies with research capacity.
Find out more about institutional eligibility.
You can apply if you are resident in the UK and meet at least one of these criteria:
- are employed at the submitting research organisation at lecturer level or equivalent
- hold a fixed-term contract that extends beyond the duration of the proposed research project, and the host research organisation is prepared to give you all the support normal for a permanent employee
- hold an EPSRC, Royal Society or Royal Academy of Engineering fellowship aimed at later career stages
- hold fellowships under other schemes (please contact EPSRC to check eligibility, which is considered on a case-by-case basis).
Holders of postdoctoral level fellowships are not eligible to apply for an EPSRC grant.
Clinical applicants must be employed or be on a fixed-term contract longer than the proposed project at an NHS trust, hospital, board, primary care trust or general practice.
Find out more about individual eligibility.
We will not accept uninvited resubmissions of projects that have been submitted to UKRI or any other funder.
This funding opportunity is also subject to our policy on repeatedly unsuccessful submissions.