This scheme is funded by an MRC Proximity to Discovery award with the aim of generating new interactions between academia and industry and external partners where there is potential for building long term collaborations. Applications shall be open to any Principal investigators undertaking research within an MRC science area.  Holding existing MRC research grant is not a pre-requisite.  Examples of fundable activities may include, but are not limited to:

Secondments for University of Aberdeen Staff & Post graduate students to work within an external organisation and to undertake projects involving knowledge exchange between the University and the external partner.

Secondment of staff from external partners to work within the University of Aberdeen to undertake projects involving knowledge exchange between the University and the external partner.

Projects could range from short visits to meet potential collaborators, to longer research projects.