Funding Opportunities

For people from:

Exchanges (between countries)


Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional

Audience: foreign PhD & MSc students to study in Spain or for Spanish students to study in another country.
Deadline: January & March

Fundación 'la Caixa

Audience:  Spanish MSc, PhD, and post-doctoral studies at any university in France, Germany, UK or US, in any subject area Deadline: May

Gottlieb Daimler & Karl Benz Foundation

Audience:  PhD exchange fellowships (German and others) for any subject in any country
Deadline: March & October

Heinz-Schwarzkopf Foundation

Audience:  3-6 week travel stipends for study exchange for EU students (primarily MSc)
Deadline: March & September

Mobility Programme for Research Collaboration between Germany and Norway

Audience:  Young (MSc, PhD, postdoc) Norwegians to visit Germany to develop joint research projects in any field of research      Deadline: September

North and South America:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Audience:  4-10 month scholarships for North Americans to study, conduct thesis research or an internship in any academic field in Germany
Deadline: January

CIEE International Study Program (CIEE-ISP)

Audience:  American students participating in CIEE study abroad programs
Deadline: November & April

Japan Bridging Scholarships

Audience:  Undergraduate Americans completing study-abroad program in Japan
Deadline: April

Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)

Audience:  Chilean MSc & PhD students to attend either Chilean or foreign universities, especially exchange of PhDs and Postdocs with France
Deadline: most are due in October

Fundação Lemann

Audience:  Brazilian undergraduates and post-graduates to attend Brazilian or foreign universities.
Deadline: February & April

Graduate Students' Exchange Program (GSEP)

Audience:  Latin American MSc & PhD students to conduct research in Canada
Deadline:  Unknown

Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH)

Audience:  Antarctic-based MSc, PhD, & postdoctoral projects
Deadline: Unknown

United Kingdom:

Leverhulm Trust

Audience:  travel and living expenses for postgraduate student and staff exchanges for UK residents
Deadline: April


Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Audience:  Australian citizens to travel overseas to undertake an analysis, study or investigation
Deadline:  February

New Zealand:

L.B. Wood Travelling Scholarship

Audience:  Graduates of a New Zealand university
Deadline: March

All Countries:

Ernst Shering Foundation

Audience:  PhD students (from any country) to conduct research in biology or chemistry, including projects on the environment & climate change
Deadline:  April & October

Rotary International

Audience:  Ambassadorial scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: Variable

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Audience:  PhD & postdoctoral exchanges with Japan
Deadline: June & August

Exchanges (between countries):

Polish-British Young Scientists Programme (YSP)

Audience:  Graduate student exchange betweens Poland & the UK
Deadline: November

Research Council of Norway - Polar Research (POLRES)

Audience:  PhDs & professionals, collaborative polar research between Norway and the USA, and between Norway and Russia on Svalbard
Deadline:  June

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Audience:  MSc & PhD exchanges for European students, emphasis on polar research
Deadline: Students must contact & apply through relevant research centre