SUPA PECRE Applications

The current call opened on 3 December 2019. Deadline - 31 January 2020, midday.

This funding supports the most able early career researchers working within SUPA to build international collaborations through short term visits to Europe, North America, China and India. The visit may build on existing, or establish new, collaborations. 
Each successful candidate may be the recipient of a single award only, up to a maximum value of £2,500. Each visit must be for a minimum period of at least one month. The funding cannot not be used for attendance at conferences, training seminars and the like. Eligible costs are restricted to economy travel and subsistence at the agreed institutional rate. The costs of the research are not eligible.  Expenses claims must be submitted within one month of your return.
Any doctoral student, post-doc, or early career researcher in one of SUPA's eight university physics departments. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their proposed visit meets any relevant visa regulations.
Application process
The SUPA Graduate School will be responsible for selecting the best postgraduate, postdoctoral and early career researcher candidates in an open competition from within SUPA which will be judged by the SUPA Graduate School Committee. While we encourage applications from all those eligible, the process is competitive and as such those at the start of a doctorate may be less likely to receive funding. 
Criteria for selection will include:
  • evidence of the ability of the candidate (output, leadership);
  • likely benefits to the research of the candidate (new skills, techniques likely to be acquired) as result of the visit;
  • likely benefits to the longer-term career of the researcher as result of the visit;
  • evidence of wider benefits to SUPA as a result of the visit; and
  • the potential for sustained collaboration as a result of the visit.
Within two months of returning, successful candidates must provide to SUPA a report covering:
  • the aims, objectives or themes that the visit relates to;
  • a lay person (non-scientific) summary of no more than 400 words
  • a brief scientific report (no more than two A4 pages);
  • a list of outputs (publications/other); and
  • detailed costs involved.
The reports will be reviewed by SUPA, with a summary placed on the SUPA website - if you would rather we did not publicise the work, please note that on your application.

Application Form

PECRE application form in PDF format or Word format. (updated Nov. 2019)

Please submit the completed form to (subject: Graduate%20School%20Form)  by midday on Friday 31 January 2020.