Turing Summer Scholars scheme

Choose your own adventure!

Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to announce the return of an exciting opportunity for students to undertake a self-directed international activity during Summer 2023, with funding support from the UK Government’s Turing Scheme.

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s international mobility grant programme, which seeks to provide students with funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. If you are a current Undergraduate or Postgraduate widening participation student (taught or research) or if you are graduating this year and would like to take part in a non-credit bearing international experience over the Summer of 2023, then this funding may be for you!

Requirements and eligibility

  • Students must come under either the Turing Widening Participation criteria or alternatively, fit within ENU’s own WP criteria.
  • In some cases, proof of WP status may be required.
  • Turing Summer Scholar activity must have a clear purpose/structure and fall under one of the following broad categories: Internships, Study, Summer School, Dissertation research, PG research or such like.
  • Proof of acceptance and validity at the receiving institution/employer/Supervisor must be submitted with confirmation of start and end dates included.
  • The Turing Summer Scholar scheme can provide funding for activities of a minimum of 4 weeks 28 calendar days) up to a maximum of 12 weeks.
  • The activity must commence no earlier than the end of TR2 2023 and must be completed by 31 August 2023 at the latest.
  • WP Students at all levels (UG/PGT/PGR) are welcome to apply.
  • Open to current students and those who are due to graduate at the end of the 2022/23 academic year. Students must still be matriculated at Edinburgh Napier at the point of application.
  • Activities must be delivered physically – virtual/online activities do not qualify.
  • Activities undertaken in student’s main country of residence do not qualify.
  • As part of the Turing Bid, ENU were required to request funding for specific destinations and durations. Please submit your application as normal and if your destination or duration is outwith the specified funding allocation we currently have, a change request to Turing may be possible to cover activities of different durations and to different destinations. Please note however, that changes are not guaranteed and therefore any approval of applications for Turing Summer Scholar funding will be 'in principle' until the Turing Scheme approves the change request

All activities are subject to a satisfactory travel risk assessment.

Possible activities might include:

  • Participating in a Summer School at a European or overseas university
  • Undertaking an internship that will contribute to future employability prospects
  • Structured research visit for dissertations and theses
  • Taking an in-country language course
  • Applications must evidence that the intended activity has a clear alignment to, and enhancement of academic and/or graduate employability objectives.

Turing Grant rates

It is important to note that the Turing Summer Scholars funding is only a contribution to costs. Applicants need to ensure they have considered the full cost of their activity carefully and must be able to self-fund any costs above and beyond the Turing grant rates.The current award levels of the Turing Summer Scholars scheme are as follows:

For placements with a total duration of four to eight weeks:

  • £654 per month (equal to £163.75 per week to Group 1 countries or territories)
  • £590 per month (equal to £147.50 per week to Group 2 and 3 countries or territories)

For placements with a total duration of nine weeks to twelve months:

  • £490 per month (equal to £122.50 per week to Group 1 countries or territories)
  • £445 per month (equal to £111.25 per week to Group 2 and 3 countries or territories)

Additional travel grants for Widening Access participants (based on distance as the crow flies per Google maps):

  • 100 to 499km: £165
  • 500 to 1,999km: £250
  • 2,000 to 2,999km: £325
  • 3,000 to 3,999km: £480
  • 4,000 to 7,999km: £745
  • 8,000 to 12,000km: £905
  • 12,000km+: £1,360

Applications will open on Monday 13 February 2023 and close on Friday 28 April 2023. Please apply through Find a Fund. All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.