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New call for British Council workshop grants to give early career researchers opportunities to build international connections

britishcouncil_researchlinkslockup_630x354The British Council has launched a call for workshop grant proposals as part of the five-year Researcher Links initiative to encourage international research collaboration between ambitious early career researchers from the UK and 18 countries around the world.  A ‘call to action’ has been issued for leading researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries, which will bring together early career researchers to discuss their research and start to build international relationships.

Unless specified otherwise in the guidelines, all research areas are covered, including the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. The call guidelines and application form can be accessed online.

The call will be open from 17/04/2014 until midnight (BST) of 09/06/2014.

Countries eligible for 2014 Workshop Call

The countries involved at this stage are; Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.


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Call for Researcher Links Travel Grant applications

britishcouncil_researchlinkslockup_630x354Apply by 24 November

Last week the British Council launched a call for early-career researchers to propose an international research placement. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to spend up to 3 months at a university or research institution in one of the 19 partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK. All research areas are covered, including the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, but some countries have priority areas. The call guidelines, a list of the 19 countries and the application form can be found here. The deadline is 24 November 2013.