Commonwealth Science Conference Bangalore 2014


Commonwealth Science Conference Follow on grants

Grants are available to support Commonwealth Science Conference attendees (and their nominees) to develop collaborative links with scientists in other commonwealth countries.


The aims of this scheme are to:

  • improve collaborative links between scientists from commonwealth countries
  • strengthen research capacity in less developed and low and middle income commonwealth countries

Value and tenure

Two types of grants are available:

Travel Grants: Up to £3,000 is available to cover travel and subsistence for any visits taken in either direction by the co-applicants to establish a collaboration. Remaining funds can be used to support initial research costs.

Mentoring Grants: Up to £6,000 is available to establish collaborative links between an early career researcher (co-applicant) and an established researcher (the Lead Applicant) from another commonwealth country. Funds can also be used to contribute towards travel and subsistence, research costs, training and conference attendance.  The grant should include a strong mentoring component for the early career researcher.  It is expected that mentors and mentees are based near to one another geographically.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, please read the scheme notes (PDF).

Closing date: 15 January 2015

Also of interest

The Royal Society also has a number of other schemes available for scientists looking to establish collaborative links with researchers in the UK:

International Exchanges Scheme and Newton Mobility Grants provide funding for for scientists in the UK who want to stimulate new collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel.

Newton International Fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK for two years.

For an overview of collaborative opportunities from a range of funding bodies that are available for researchers for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK, visit the British Council’s Euraxess UK database: