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
University of Alberta

Information for UAlberta applicants

Application for outgoing post-doctoral fellows and graduate students

Application for outgoing staff researchers

Tamara Day
The University of Auckland International Central Networks Fund Usha Bhatia
The University of Bergen University of Bergen Research Mobility Programme Bjorn Erik Andersen
The University of Bristol

University of Bristol Funding Opportunities 

University of Bristol Research Mobility Fund

University of Bristol IAS Research Workshops

Susie Jim
The University of Cape Town WUN Research Mobility Programme Lara Dunwell
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence 

PhD Student Exchange Programme

Short Term Faculty Exchange Programme

Yvonne Heung
The University of Leeds Research Mobility Programme Anoushka Kulikowski
The University of Rochester

Information for UR researchers

Information for visiting researchers

Scott Steele
The University of Southampton Research Mobility Program Eleonora Gandolfi
The University of Sydney Research Mobility Program  Amanda Sayan
The University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Awards Judy Berman
The University of York Research Mobility Anna Wishart