Canterbury Grants

Canterbury Grants are awarded to UC academic staff members on a competitive basis annually.  Academics from those schools/departments within the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Law that do not have access to the Erskine Fund are eligible to apply. The grants enable staff to spend between 30 to 90 days overseas to increase their knowledge and improve their teaching.

Annually a total of five fellowships and/or grants are awarded. Nominations from eligible schools/departments are assessed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic on a competitive basis. Applications are typically called for each February with a closing date of the end of April/early May. Applicants can expect to be notified of the outcome of the nomination process in August/September. 

Please note that applications for Canterbury Grants were not open in 2021 for travel in 2022, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts on international travel. The Erskine Programme Office hopes to re-open applications in 2022 for travel in 2023.

All regulations, criteria and application forms are available on the UC Staff Intranet.

Please contact the Erskine Programme Office at if you have any questions.

For a full list of grant recipients

go to our grants honour roll