Overseas Institutional Visits Scheme 2016/17

If you are a full-time ESRC funded Doctoral Researcher you are eligible to apply for financial support for overseas institutional visits (OIVs) during the period of your award.  The allocation of funds is at the White Rose DTC’s (WRDTC) discretion and the Academic Quality Committee (AQC) will oversee the process.

Basic Principles

This additional funding provides you with the opportunity to go to overseas universities or esteemed research organisations to:

  • 25755Establish research networks
  • Disseminate early research findings
  • Participate in seminars and other academic activities that are directly relevant to your research
  • Undertake specialist research training that is not available within the UK.

How to apply

You must submit an application to your Scholarships Officer at your home university who will check the form before forwarding it to the WRDTC.

Received applications are checked by the relevant Scholarships Officer to ensure they are eligible for funding, logged and then passed to the WRDTC Office to be considered by the AQC.

The WRDTC will notify the Scholarships Officer when a decision has been made which will be passed on to the applicant.

WRDTC ESRC Funding Scheme 2016/17 Timescales

Call Application Due Panel
9 December 2016 25 January 2017 16 February 2017
17 March 2017 3 May 2017 18 May 2017
19 May 2017 30 June 2017 6 July 2017

You must read the scheme guidance notes before completing the application form.

If you are successful, you must submit an End of Visit report within two weeks of the end of your visit. If you undertake more than one visit within your award you should submit a report after completing each visit.

If you are awarded funding from any of the ESRC schemes we encourage you to share your experience with the WRDTC community via the PGR Forum.  Also as a recipient of funding any correspondence or event materials should be appropriately branded, see our Visual Identity webpage for details.

If you have any questions please email enquiries@wrdtc.ac.uk