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NORTIA Network Residencies

Bursaries for PhD students to undertake residences (2-3 months) at a university in the NORTIA network.

NORTIA Network Residencies

From 2017-2020 UACES members could apply for NORTIA network residencies allowing them to undertake extended research stays at a university in the NORTIA network. This funding stream has now come to an end. Details about the scheme are below.


The NORTIA network invites applications from PhD students and Early-Career Researchers (within 5 years of their PhD) working in EU Foreign Policy to apply for bursaries to support an extended residency (2-3 months) at one of the following institutions:

The bursary is for €2,300 (towards accommodation and subsistence costs) + travel (up to a maximum of €270).

Applicants must either be a member of staff or student at one of the above-named universities or a member of UACES in order to be eligible to apply.

Residencies will be awarded on a competitive basis and assessed through a blind peer-review process. Applicants must demonstrate the added value to their doctoral project of the proposed residency. Successful applicants will be expected to produce a blog post for the NORTIA web-platform following their residency.

There will be a maximum of 5 bursaries awarded in 2019.

Students/Researchers will need to contact someone at the host university to discuss their project and access to facilities. UACES will need to see confirmation from the host institution that they are able to host the residency.

The NORTIA bursary is ONLY available to pay for:

  • travel to and from your research destination
  • accommodation at your destination
  • food at your destination
  • local transport at your destination

All other ancillary costs should be covered by the student undertaking the residency

Please note that the NORTIA bursaries do not cover:

  • Costs related to visas or visa applications
  • Any university fees related to the residency
  • Medical and travel insurance

Residencies can take place between 1 September 2019 and 31 March 2020.