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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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BBSRC: International Travel Award Scheme (deadline: 6 weeks prior to travel)

The ITAS offers short-term travel support (no more than £3,000) to BBSRC-funded scientists, allowing them to initiate collaborations or visit specific facilities. The deadline for application is six weeks prior to departure for the trip.

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The aim of the ITAS is to help BBSRC-funded scientists add an international element to their research work, establishing new contacts and networks in other countries.

Funding is available in collaborative areas such as:

  • First contact-type activities that require short-term travel support. The award could allow researchers to travel outside the UK to initiate collaboration or prepare proposals with partners for international programmes (e.g. EU Framework, Human Frontier Science Program), and
  • Visiting specific facilities not available in the UK, undertaking a particular piece of work, or gaining access to new techniques or materials which would be of benefit to the BBSRC project or the UK research team. Stays of up to one month in another country can be supported.

Only BBSRC-supported researchers are eligible - this refers to research grant holders and staff employed at institutes of BBSRC. The application must be made by the PI, but it does not have to be the PI undertaking the travel (however, students are not eligible for travel). The associated BBSRC grant must have started before the application submission and should have at least 6 months remaining from the start of the award.

Funding is limited to travel and subsistence costs only, and cannot exceed £3,000.

 

For further details, please see the source article here.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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