Turing Summer Scholar Adventure

The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s scheme which sets out to provide students with funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. This funding will be used to contribute towards any costs associated with any Turing Summer Scholar activities. If you are a current Undergraduate or Postgraduate student (taught or research) or if you are graduating this year and would like to take part in a non-credit bearing international Turing Summer Scholar experience over the Summer of 2024, then this funding may be for you!

Please note that funding for Turing Summer Scholars 2024 mobility is open to WP and non-WP students. To be considered for funding the following criteria applies:

• WP and non-WP Students at all levels (UG/PGT/PGR) are welcome to apply for Turing Summer Scholars.
• Widening participation students must come under either the Turing Widening Participation criteria (https://www.turing-scheme.org.uk/about/widening-access/) or alternatively, fit within ENU’s own WP criteria (https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/widening-participation)
• 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 8 weeks.
• The activity must commence no earlier than the end of TR2 2024 and must be completed by 31 August 2024 at the latest.
• Other criteria as detailed here: https://my.napier.ac.uk/your-studies/study-abroad/other-exchange-opportunities/turing-summer-scholars-scheme
• Please email studyabroad@napier.ac.uk for a copy of the Turing Summer Scholars presentation which presents Turing Summer Scholar requirements in PowerPoint format and includes a list of destinations and durations we have been awarded funding for.
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.

The current award levels of the Turing Summer Scholar Adventure Scheme are as follows:

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

• £545 per month (equal to £136.25 per week to Group 1 destinations)
• £480 per month (equal to £120 per week to Group 2 and 3 destinations)
Additional travel grants for Widening Access:
• 10 to 99km: £20
• 100 to 499km: £165
• 500 to 1999km: £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

The deadline for Turing Summer Scholars applications is midnight on Monday 11th December 2023.

Up to a maximum of £6,290 (see description for grant rate breakdowns)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please confirm that the Turing funding you are applying for is for mobility of one month (28 days) minimum and two months maximum
  2. Please confirm you have read and understood information and requirements of Turing Summer Scholars on myNapier here: https://my.napier.ac.uk/your-studies/study-abroad/other-exchange-opportunities/turing-summer-scholars-scheme