The purpose of the Overseas Institutional Visits (OIV) scheme is to support international academic networking and engagement by ESRC funded doctoral students. It offers the opportunity to establish research networks, to disseminate early research findings, to participate in seminars and other academic activities that are directly relevant to their research, or to undertake specialist research training that is not available within the UK.
You should apply to the DTP Office of your home institution at least 3 months before the proposed trip to ensure time for consideration and to give you plenty of planning time (if you have concerns about meeting this timeframe, please contact your local DTP office). Applications received within 3 months of the intended activity will be reviewed in exceptional circumstances and for applications we receive within 1 month we may not be able review or provide support for the activity.
Please ensure you read the guidelines for further details on the scheme and applying for support.
As per ESRC guidelines, the DTP is not permitted to fund any travel (or associated costs) to areas or countries the UK Government or Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against visiting. For the purposes of Covid-19 travel guidance, non-essential travel includes OIVs, placements, training and conferences.
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