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Stage 2 - A broader relationship

Where there is already a more established relationship, researchers may wish to apply for funds to extend this relationship in the country of choice; by longer visits, repeated visits over a period of time or additional activities such as workshops or building of broader networks. This allows further development of plans for larger scale or longer term funding applications, access to facilities in each country and gaining a greater understanding of the broader research environment including visits to other laboratories and institutions.

Schemes offered by the UK Research and Innovation Councils include:

AHRC

Research Networking Scheme

Worldwide

AHRC

AHRC-IRCHSS Research Networks

Ireland

EPSRC

Bilateral Research Workshops (N + N meetings)

Worldwide

EPSRC

Overseas Travel Grants

Worldwide

EPSRC

Visiting researchers

Worldwide

BBSRC, MRC

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Courses and Workshops

Worldwide

BBSRC

BBSRC International Workshops

Worldwide

BBSRC

BBSRC United States Partnering Awards

USA

BBSRC

BBSRC China Partnering Awards

China

BBSRC

BBSRC India Partnering Awards

India

BBSRC

BBSRC Japan Partnering Awards

Japan

Note that funds to support activities that help build broader networks may also be requested as part of a grant submission through responsive mode.

Where appropriate, NERC's Research Programmes issue Announcements of Opportunity in partnership with overseas funding agencies, providing further opportunities for collaborative working. A list of current NERC funding opportunities is available.