Scientific exchange funding awarded

Congratulations to Luis Martin, Bangor University who was awared £500 to fund a short scientific exchange with the Università degli Studi di Salerno in Italy to study the counter current fractionation of glycolipids.

“As a result of the scientific exchange, I was able to understand and master the technique of supercritical counter current fractionation,” said Luis. The visits also enabled the relationship between the two universities to be strengthened: “Two Erasmus plus stays next year have been set up, with two MEng coming over to our facilities, accounting for a total time of one year,” Luis highlights.

Read the full report here.

We have funding of up to £500 per award for early career researchers to foster short (up to 1 month) exchange visits to another lab, with the aim of developing research collaborations. The host lab can be academic or industrial but it should be working in a different discipline or should allow the applicant to learn a new technique.

The money should be used to fund the scientific exchange, such as travel to the host lab and accommodation, but should not be used for consumables or travel to conferences. BioProNET classify an early career researcher as a scientist who has spent less than 10 years in active postgraduate research. PhD students are classed as early career researchers, but individuals with a tenured position — such as a lecturership — would be excluded.

A short report will be needed at the end of the project; payment will be in arrears and receipts will be needed.

A call is currently open. Please contact Charlotte Harrison or Joanne Flannelly with any queries or to submit your application.