Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Exchanges

You can find PEER details here.

The purpose of PECRE is to provide international research training and development opportunities. In doing so, we provide the experience of international collaboration with academia and industry.

PECRE is open to postgraduate students and early career researchers at ScotCHEM institutions. PECRE may also fund visits to ScotCHEM institutions.  

‘Early Career Researcher’ includes Ph.D. students, postdocs and independent researchers on their first fellowship e.g. EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, RSE Personal Research Fellows or similar.

Closing Date: 08.12.2019


The fund supports exchanges in:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • China
  • India

If you have an exchange in mind involving another country please contact us for further information.

We encourage applications for exchanges beyond the EU and United States.

You may build on existing or establish new collaborations.

Each exchange must be for at least 1 month.

Each award will be for a maximum of £7,500.

You must not use the funding for conferences, training seminars etc.

You must submit a two-page scientific report including a list of outputs on completion of the exchange.

Eligible Costs

  • Economy travel and subsistence at the agreed institutional rate.

Ineligible Costs

  • Research costs


To apply for PECRE funding please follow the directions on our application form.