Research Mobility

The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) encourages personal and academic development of individuals, primarily early in their research careers, to equip them with the skills needed for future international academic success. The programme allows young scholars to advance their knowledge-base within their field of study, establish new contacts and mentors, and enhance their graduate dissertations through the experience gained in studying in other research cultures.

All WUN members waive any fees associated with the RMP, which are typically short visits of 2-3 months. The programme enables institutions across the network to exchange expertise, share access to rare facilities and establish new relationships at both graduate and supervisor level.

Case studies

Institutional conditions

The resources that WUN partners make available to support RMP vary from institution to institution. Some make modest awards to help with travel and subsistence during the visit, while others integrate graduate mobility into international research development funds.

Further information may be obtained by contacting WUN institutional coordinators listed on our member pages or read the following specific pages:

UniversityFunding SchemeContact
The University of Alberta

Information for UAlberta applicants

Application for outgoing post-doctoral fellows and graduate students 

Application for outgoing staff researchers 

Marija Petrovic
The University of Auckland International Central Networks and Partnerships Grant (ICNPG)
Deborah McAllister
The University of Bergen University of Bergen Research Mobility Programme Bjorn Erik Andersen
The University of Bristol

University of Bristol Funding Opportunities 

Susie Jim
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence (for PhD students)

PhD Student Exchange Programme

Schemes for Faculty Members

Yvonne Heung
The University of Leeds Research Mobility Programme Anna Lewandowska

Maastricht University 

UM WUN Research Mobility Award

Aisling Tiernan

The University of Rochester

Information for UR researchers

Information for visiting researchers

Ruth Levenkron 
The University of Southampton

Research Mobility Program

Global Partnerships Award

Research Development Fund

Eleonora Gandolfi

The University of Sheffield

Research Mobility Programme

Danielle Bertrand

The University of Sydney Research Mobility Program  Rebecca Whitcomb
The University of Western Australia

Research Collaboration Awards

Forrest Scholarships for PhD students 

Judy Berman

Sanchia Robinson 

The University of York Research Mobility Andrew Brown