ACED Skills Exchange and Development Travel Award

These awards enable ACED researchers to visit another ACED Member Centre(s) for knowledge exchange to learn or impart a key skill or technique, and to sow the seeds of future collaborations. Funding up to £40,000 GBP or $50,000 USD is available to cover a visit of up to 4 months to include travel, accommodation, applicable university and visa fees and necessary research expenses. Salary costs are not covered by this award.

Due to the potential for ongoing Covid-related restrictions to travel, Awards are anticipated to be completed at any time during the period from 1st May 2022 to 31st May 2023. ACED researchers can also apply for virtual opportunities to include costs for running training or request funding for related training/career development opportunities.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a researcher at an ACED Member Centre, applications will be accepted from Alliance researchers regardless of career stage (except PhD students who are not eligible).

Application process: It is the applicant’s responsibility to approach an Alliance Member Centre to find suitable potential learning and development opportunities.

Click here for a list of ACED members at all Centres and to view the ACED Strategy Overview.

Applicants are advised to read the guidance and application form in the first instance.

To submit an application you must complete a short “intent to submit” online form by Friday 10th December 2021, there is no obligation to submit a full application.

Alert your departmental grants and finance administrator as soon as possible and at the latest by 10th December 2021 that you will be submitting an ACED grant. Your grants and finance administrator will advise you on completing an X5 and liaising with the Research Operations Office for approval of this X5.

Completed applications must be submitted in MS Word format to Wendy Alderton ( by 5pm on Monday 10th January 2022.

Application decisions will be announced at the end of March 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Alderton