Doctoral School

Santander Mobility Grants


Santander Travel Grant Application


Santander Travel Grants support doctoral supervisors to undertake visits to institutions within the Santander Network of 1,208 universities and research institutes in Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, USA, UK, UAE and Uruguay.

The supervisor must be accompanied by a current Sussex doctoral student.

Visits should have a clear purpose (e.g. co-authorship/co-production of research outputs, or submission of a grant proposal). The focus of the scheme is to encourage long-term collaboration between institutions.

In the current round there are 7 awards of £2,000 (£1,000 per person).

The following criteria apply:

  • Applications must be from a supervisor looking to develop a research relationship, endorsed by their school, for themselves and the doctoral student accompanying them
  • Grants must not take place before a student’s research outline has been approved
  • The grant can only be used to fund visits to institutions within the Santander Network
  • Santander Travel Grant applications will be considered by the Doctoral School. In making the decision, the following criteria will be used:
    • Quality of application – in particular, specific research outputs or grant applications that will be submitted
    • Potential for the relationship to develop beyond the grant
    • Priority will be given to iniatives with our International Strategic Partners

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Submit a 2-page report on the visit
  • Provide flight and accommodation details to be booked by the Doctoral School
  • Claim any remaining reasonable expenses in accordance with the University’s financial regulations.

If you have any questions about completing this form, please contact

Online application:


Doctoral School

T: 00 44 (0)1273 87 7767