Hosting a Distinguished Visiting Fellow

This funding is designed to help facilitate collaborations between Scottish-based Computer Scientists and talented researchers from across the globe.  The funding can be used for travel, accommodation and subsistence for the visitor.  

Key Facts

  • Visits can last from anywhere between 1-week and 3-months  
  • Visitors should be engaged with at least two SICSA institutions during the visit
  • Visitors must deliver at least one seminar whilst visiting with the level of expected activity increasing in line with the length of stay
  • Visitors can come from academia or industry 
  • Host institutions must contribute 20% of the total cost of the visit

Funding Call Deadlines

  • 31 October
  • 28 February
  • 30 April
  • 30 June

What will the funding cover

  • Return air fare (maximum applied to long-haul destinations)
  • Internal travel costs
  • Accommodation costs
  • Subsistence

Please note that we cannot make advance payments prior to the visit taking place.

Next Steps

  1. Download the guidelines
  2. Identify your visitor and liaise with them regarding a visit – establishing timescales, preliminary dates & activities to be undertaken whilst visiting.
  3. Identify other researchers/research groups across Scotland to interact with during the visit – visits can be hosted by a single researcher, or multiple researchers from several SICSA institutions
  4. Complete the application form and submit to in the next funding call

pdf DVF_Guidelines