Calls under the British Council Newton Fund offer are now open for applications

The British Council is pleased to announce that various calls under the British Council Newton Fund offer are now open for applications. It has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology to offer Researcher Links and the DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships, and with the Commission on Higher Education for Institutional Links and the Newton PhD Placements.

Researcher Links with DOST

Researcher Links Workshops

Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and the Philippines to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research and open doors to new international opportunities. CLOSING 28 September 2015. Apply here.

Researcher Links Travel Grants

Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers in country to undertake an international research placement in the UK, to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities. CLOSING 28 September 2015. Apply here.

Institutional Links with CHED

Newton Institutional Links provides grants for the development of research and innovation collaborations between the UK and the Philippines. The research facilitated by these grants tackles local development needs and challenges such as extreme weather conditions, access to affordable health care, energy security, and urbanization. CLOSING 28 September 2015. Apply here.

Newton PhD Programmes

The aim of the Newton PhD Programmes is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and the Philippines through the Newton PhD Placements with CHED and the on-going DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships.

Newton PhD Placements with CHED

Research placements for four to eight months at a UK university. The placements are open to CHED Faculty Development Programme scholars currently enrolled in a PhD Programme. CLOSING 28 September 2015. Apply here.

DOST-Newton PhD Scholarships

PhD scholarships are for full-time PhD study in the UK from December 2015 until January 2019. CLOSING 17 August 2015. Apply here.

More information and support are available at the British Council website. Guidance on the application process can also be accessed via the call webpages.

Additionally, the International Unit is running a bespoke support service for British Council Newton Fund applicants. For Newton PhD Programmes applicants, please click here. If you need help finding a UK partner, please click here.

For inquiries, please email [email protected].