Saltire Emerging Researcher

The Saltire Emerging Researcher programme offers the unique opportunity for PhD and ECRs to undertake a fully-funded research placement in Europe. Through the SER, researchers can spend time in Europe collaborating with a research partner to strengthen and develop new research relationships.

We continue to welcome new applications for our open competition from PhD students and Early Career Researchers in the Social Sciences to spend time in Europe collaborating with a research partner they have identified. The placement can be in person or designed to take advantage of our hybrid and virtual models to suit individual needs. Visit our website to download the SER Guidance and access the online application system. Applications close: 25 March 2022, 5pm.

The key benefits of securing a placement with the SGSSS SER programme include:

  • Access to up to £9,500 to fund a placement abroad
  • The chance for PhD/ ECRs to expand their professional network and enhance employability
  • The opportunity to contribute to the international research scene within their research area of expertise
  • Develop professional skills such as leadership, cross-cultural communication, project management, international stakeholders engagement
  • Access to free training and development opportunities to maximise the value of the placement and development abroad

Visit the Saltire website for more details or get in touch with any questions

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