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Researcher Exchange Programme for research laboratories in UK & other countries.


The Researcher Exchange Programme (RXP) is a new initiative that aims to promote the development of scientific co-operation and contacts between the UK and other countries.

The purpose of the Researcher Exchange Programme is to help develop new research links between higher education institutions and research laboratories in the UK and other countries.

It aims to encourage mobility and internationalism among early stage researchers for the exchange of information, ideas and knowledge, and for relationship-building.

The maximum award that can be applied for is £5,000.

The applicant should not have significant previous international research experience in the country where they are applying to visit.

The applicant could have participated in non-research based undergraduate or postgraduate study, workshops or conferences in this country as long as they have not participated in active research either as an individual or as part of a research group.

The applicant must have:

  • either obtained a doctoral qualification or be within 12 months of obtaining a doctoral qualification.
  • no more than two years full tenure in a university or research institute.
  • no more than six years overall active researcher experience after the completion of a doctoral degree.

The deadline for applications is around 2 June each year.

For more information, please e-mail science [at] britishcouncil.org

Also see; Researcher Exchange Programme


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