Funding opportunity to support partnership development activities in China

Funding is still available for Kent staff, to support partnership development activities in China. This opportunity is thanks to Kent’s membership of the SGroup European Universities Network. 

The InterContinental Academic Exchange Programme (ICon) was created by the SGroup Network with the following objectives:

  • To facilitate collaboration in research and education between SGroup members and Latin America and China;
  • To encourage development of joint projects that can form bids to EU and other relevant funding programmes;
  • To promote development of collaborative programmes such as co-tutelles and dual awards

The current call under ICon was initially open for bids for short visits from academic and professional services staff at SGroup member institutions to institutions in China and Colombia. Funding for projects with Colombia has now been allocated; however, there is still funding available to support work with China.

The duration of the mobility should be from 7 days to 1 month and the bursaries are worth €1000 each.

Each SGroup member institution is able to put forward one application to the ICon programme. The decision on which application will be submitted by Kent to the ICon programme assessors will be made on the strength of the application in relation to the ICon programme’s objectives and relevance to University and School strategy.

If you are interested in submitting an application for funding, please contact Primrose Paskins ( in International Partnerships by 31st July 2019.