(a) Be employed as a member of academic staff in an ACU member institution
(b) Not have previously studied for any academic or professional qualification outside their home country or region.
(c) Be endorsed by the executive head or other senior officer authorised to sign on behalf of their home institution (see section 21 of the application form).
(d) Not have attended any academic or professional conference outside their home country or region
Although this scheme is aimed at early career academics, please note that there is no age limit for applicants. Applications from other groups – for example, established academic staff members, those recently embarking on an academic career following a career change, or women returning to academic work after raising children – would also be welcome, providing that they meet the above criteria.
In all cases, grants will be subject to applicants successfully obtaining a visa to enter the host country, and will not be paid until this has been confirmed.