British Council, CHED, DOST open new opportunities under the Newton Agham Programme

The British Council, the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Science and Technology are pleased to announce a new opportunity under the Newton Agham Programme.

1 . Newton Institutional Links

Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.

This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, technology transfer offices and other not-for-profit organisations).

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

The size of grant is between £50,000 and £150,000.

Eligibility criteria

  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, as well as a Principal Applicant from the partner countries listed above.
  • All Principal Applicants must be leading researchers or established researchers as defined by the EC.

Deadline: 8 June 2018, 16:00 UK time

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2. Researcher Links

Researcher Links provides researchers with travel grants and funding for workshops. The British Council runs Researcher Links in partnership with research and higher education institutions in selected partner countries around the world. 

Researcher Links travel grants provide financial support for early career researchers so that they can spend one month or longer abroad. 

Researcher Links workshop grants provide financial support for workshops for early career researchers.

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