To be eligible, applicants must:
- have been resident in the UK for at least five years at the time of application;
- hold an undergraduate degree (undergraduates are not eligible);
- hold a degree from a UK institution. This may be either the undergraduate degree or a further degree held by the applicant;
- either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last eight years; and
- be able to demonstrate how their work would benefit from being conducted overseas rather than in the UK.
Those wishing only to improve their foreign language skills are not eligible for this scheme.
Applications will be considered in all subject areas with the following exceptions: both because of the substantial funding available from other sources for applied medical research, and the Trust’s priority to support investigations of a fundamental nature, we do not fund studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, or research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.