Santander Staff Travel Award 2018-19

For University of Leicester staffFrank Neumann

These awards, made possible by the Santander Group, are to enable staff at the University of Leicester to travel to countries within the Santander Universities Network (namely Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain, and Portugal) for academic-related activities and to promote links with institutions in those countries.

Award details

  • Minimum 10 awards available for staff and students, worth up to a maximum of £650 for travel to Latin American countries within the Santander Universities Network, and a maximum of £400 for travel to Spain and Portugal.
  • Available for activities completed within the 2018-19 financial year
  • Available to all current University of Leicester staff
  • The first deadline for applications was 1 October 2018. The remaining deadlines for applications are first, 1 February 2019, and then 1 May 2019. All expenses must be submitted by 15 July 2019.
  • Some funding may also be available for incoming students and staff from universities within the Santander network, although priority will be given to outgoing travel.

Notes on selection criteria

  1. Eligible activities to include: research and other collaborative work, staff exchange, fieldwork, study projects.
  2. Funds are not available for participation in conferences.
  3. Eligible costs to include: travel, accommodation. Subsistence will not be covered.
  4. Staff should not have access to substantial funding from other sources to carry out the visit.
  5. Priority will be given to activities with Santander Universities network members. Where there is high demand for travel awards, priority will be given to those supporting existing or new institutional collaborative links.
  6. Staff should demonstrate how the visit will be beneficial to their department or the University in terms of income generation, research output, or profile-raising through the development of links with institutions in Santander countries.
  7. Funds cannot be claimed retrospectively for visits which have already taken place at the time of application.
  8. The decision to award funds is based on the information provided in your application. Successful applicants who claim expenses which were not outlined in their original application may not be eligible for reimbursement.
  9. Staff are responsible for arranging their own visits.
  10. Each successful applicant will be required to provide a brief summary report of the activities carried out under the auspices of the grant within a month of its completion.
  11. While previous Santander Travel Award winners are not excluded from applying again, priority may be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an award.

How to apply

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Santander Travel Awards

A minimum of ten travel awards for University of Leicester staff and students, made possible by funds from the Santander Group, will be available for the academic year 2018/19.