Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchanges (PECE)

Change your surroundings and experience life as a researcher in another institution; develop your network, enjoy another environment and lay the foundations for future international collaborations.  PECE bursaries provide research training and development opportunities for the most able postdocs and early career researchers across SICSA

Key Facts

  • Up to £7,500 available
  • Collaborations are permitted within Europe (inc UK), North America, China and India
  • Collaborations are for a minimum of one month
  • Can be used to build on existing, or establish new collaborations

Funding Call Deadlines

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

What can the funding be used for?

  • Childcare costs to support the collaboration
  • Temporary Accommodation, travel and subsistence
  • Funding cannot be claimed against research costs
  • Charged subscriptions to collaboration tools or services or software repositories.
  • Software as a service costs to host collaboration software directly
  • Hosting online research and knowledge exchange seminars and events

Please note that we cannot make advance payments prior to completion of the exchange

​Please note that we no longer accept applications for this funding programme. 

Dr Marwan Fayed, University of Stirling.  5 month Exchange at University of Cambridge and Georgia Institute of Technology…

“If ever there was a way to re-discover or re-kindle one’s love for their work, the PECE program has to count among the best of them.”