Santander Mobility Awards

Santander Mobility Awards

The University is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s awards funded by Santander UK, with the assistance of Groupo Santander, to support collaboration between Swansea University and universities located in the following countries:

Argentina Colombia Peru Russia Uruguay
Brazil Italy Poland Singapore Belgium
France Portugal Spain Chile Germany
Puerto Rico USA China Mexico Qatar


The following mobility funds are available for PGR students/staff to support periods of research overseas.

  • Minimum of 20 awards each to a maximum of £1000
    • It is intended that the students/staff should use these awards in the countries within the Banco Santander network.
    • Awards will be based on actual costs up to £1000.

The application process is open to all Colleges and Schools in the University.

The funds are available for postgraduate research (PGR) students and/or staff to undertake a period of research in universities located in the countries above.  Priority will be given to applications with partner universities in Latin America. For more information on the University’s current links with Latin America, please contact Cristina Monteiro-Mudresh, Regional Manager for Latin America,

The funding is primarily intended to support a PGR student/staff member during the academic year 2017/18 (including the summer period) and will cover travel and subsistence expenses. Any additional costs must be met by the College or other sources of funding.

Postgraduate students must have a period of study at Swansea after the visit, and all travel must be completed by July 2018.

In terms of staff awards, applications from Early Career Researchers will have priority. For the purposes of this application, an Early Career Researcher will be defined as an applicant who is within 10 years post-doctoral. 

Application Process and Deadlines 

Please download and complete Santander staff mobility funding application form

The application deadline is 27 October 2017.


Award-holders are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements.


Award-holders will be required to submit a report to the International Development Office within one month of the completion of their visit. In order for payment to be made, all original receipts must be retained and submitted using the University’s expenses process. All overseas allowances are to follow current HMRC Worldwide subsistence rates for destination.