STIP Oct 9, 2021

Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme for Scotland-EU exchange

Application deadline: Oct 25, 2021

Elsje van Kessel

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme

The SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme for the Art & Humanities is a programme run by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) with funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to enable research collaborations between Scotland and Europe through a series of research exchanges, with researchers travelling from Europe to Scotland, and from Scotland to Europe.

The exchanges are for PhD and early career researchers (ECRs) in the Arts & Humanities to benefit from a concerted period of time spent in another country, working with a mentor and accessing the networks and resources of a host institution. Scottish PhDs and ECRs must be registered at or have graduated from a SGSAH member HEI and be planning an exchange at an EU, EEA or EFTA HEI. PhDs and ECRs registered at or graduated from an EU, EEA or EFTA HEI must be planning an exchange at a SGSAH member HEI. (ECRs must be within 1 year of notification of award of their PhD (under exceptional circumstances this can be extended to 2 years – see the scheme Guidelines for full detail).

Participating Scottish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs):
The exchanges will take place between January and August 2022. Exchange proposals may include in-person, hybrid and online aspects, and can last from one to six months. The scheme also includes an in-person, hybrid and online cohort development programme to nurture PhD and ECR perspectives, skills and qualities.
The scheme is structured around SGSAH’s Strategic Themes and Priority Areas:
Modern Languages
Celtic Languages and Studies
Creative Industries/Economies
Cultural and Heritage Studies
Environmental Humanities
Equalities, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice in an Arts & Humanities context
It is anticipated that the SFC funding will support 10 researchers in total, with additional cohort members deriving from SGSAH’s AHRC- and SFC-funded PhD researchers.
Full Guidelines for the scheme and the application system will open in the week commencing Monday 4 October 2021 and will be available on the SGSAH website:

Key Dates

Programme launch and call for applications
w/c Monday 4 October 2021

Pre-application information sessions (online)
w/c Monday 11 and 25 October 2021

Expression of interest deadline
12pm GMT, Monday 25 October 2021

Full application deadline
12pm GMT, Monday 8 November 2021

Notification of application outcomes
Monday 13 December 2021

Acceptance of award deadline
Friday 17 December 2021

Between January-August 2022

STIP: Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme for Scotland-EU exchange. In:, Oct 9, 2021 (accessed Dec 3, 2021), <>.