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International Partnership Fund

Calls for the International Partnership Fund are currently open, and will close on 21 April 2023.

The University’s International Partnership Fund (IPF) aims to strengthen or initiate exchange between Warwick academics and their counterparts from leading international universities or institutes by enabling them to jointly undertake preliminary research, organise meetings, conferences, or workshops.

Warwick’s international strategy is focused on growing our reputation as one of the world’s exceptional universities through global recognition of our research and education excellence.

We especially welcome proposals with partners in our priority regions (Africa, China, Europe & North America) and encourage you to discuss your proposal with the relevant Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor or Academic Directors prior to submission.

Warwick already supports collaborations with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Monash University through discrete joint funding schemes and as such, collaborations with these institutions are not eligible for this funding.

Eligible costs

Awards are usually made up to the value of £3,500 (Europe) or £5,000 (rest of the world) per financial year. As part of the application, a budget will be requested for each financial year of the project. All costs for FY 23/24 should be incurred before 31 July 2024 and all costs for FY 24/25 (if applicable) should be incurred between 1 August 2024 and 31 July 2025. Funds cannot be carried over from one financial year into another and any unspent funds will no longer be available to award holders.

Eligible costs will typically include:

  • Travel costs (return economy class) inc. visa fees
  • Accommodation and subsistence costs
  • Research/educational support (e.g. access charges, consumables, transcription costs) (limited to 20% of the total budget)

In recognition of the fact that there may still be some travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we encourage you to think of a ‘virtual’ contingency plan already at submission.

How to apply

Applications for projects starting in FY 23/24 opened on 13 March 2023 and will close on 21 April 2023. Please submit an application through the online application system.

If you have any questions about the International Partnership Fund, please contact the International Strategy and Relations Team on