Research Incubation Visits (RIVs)

SP participant Dr Mahmoud Zinalabadin with Courtauld Institute RIV hosts Prof Alixe Bovey and Dr Lucy Bradnock

RIVs

Support four- to eight-week hostings by relevant UK university departments, facilitating professional connection, networking, training, and the development of collaborative research projects with academics from the host department to be implemented following completion of an RIV. RIVs are limited to those with sufficient English language skills to maximise the benefits.

Key Outcomes

Collaborative Research One of the two key outcomes is the development of collaborative research projects with academics from the host department to be implemented following completion of an RIV.

Institutional Affiliation The second major outcome is honorary institutional affiliation for a period of two years, providing access to the host institution’s online resources following the participant’s return to their country of exile.

Important Generators of Collaboration

RIVs have proved to be important generators of longer term professional connections and collaborations, as well as opening up new opportunities.

 


Host an RIV

Cara Network members, currently 135 UK Universities & Research Institutes have already hosted 29 RIVs, despite the pandemic, with yet more pending.

RIV Host Universities: Anglia Ruskin x1, Birkbeck x1, Birmingham x1, Bristol x1, Cambridge x1, Cardiff x3 (1 remote), The Courtauld Institute x1, Durham x3, Leicester x1, Newcastle x2, Open University x1, Oxford x2, Reading x2, Sheffield x2, Sheffield Hallam x1, USW x1, Surrey x1, Sussex x2, UAL x1 (remote), UEA x1, joint Middlesex & Stirling x1.

The associated cost is between ÂŁ6,000 and ÂŁ7,000, subject to duration and locality. Once a hosting is confirmed, Cara supports UK Standard Visitor visa applications, as well as travel and accommodation arrangements, unless the host institution is providing pro bono accommodation.

“In just five short weeks, [I] have begun to feel myself again.”

Dr Mahmoud Zinalabadin, hosted by The Courtauld Institute