British Council: Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Biodiversity Workshops (Latin America)

Deadline: 13 October 2017

Applications are open for Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Biodiversity Workshops to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and other regional partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

These grants are funded by the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative managed by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina. The Newton 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.

Priority Areas

  • Understanding habitats and species
  • Biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy
  • Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Maintaining and restoring natural capital

Partner Countries

Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Workshops can be proposed between the UK and Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals must fulfil the following criteria in order to be eligible for funding under this Programme:
    • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one Principal Applicant from the host country
    • Both Principal Applicants must be Leading Researchers or Established Researchers
    • Principal Applicants must be permanent employees of one of the following (this means that Emeritus and Honorary Professors may not apply as lead):
      • A not-for-profit higher education and research institution
      • A UK higher education institution (all UK higher education institutions are eligible)
      • A not-for-profit research organisation.
      • A Catapult Centre (in the case of the UK Principal Applicant).
    • Both of the Principal Applicants’ institutions (the ‘Lead Institutions’) must have the capacity to administer the grant where contracting requires
    • Individual departments within a single institution can make multiple applications per call provided that the proposed activities are clearly different
    • Principal Applicants may only submit one Researcher Links application per Researcher Links call.
    • Principal Applicants that have received Researcher Links grants in previous years can submit further applications for Researcher Links provided the proposed activities are clearly distinct from, or build on, any already funded through the Newton Fund.
    • Organisations affiliated to higher education and research institutions in the UK or any other country and based in the host country, (e.g. an overseas campus) may apply as the Lead Institution in the partner country provided that other eligible higher education institutions or research organisations are also involved as Associated Partners in-country.
    • Organisations cannot apply as Lead Institutions in links with their own affiliates in other countries.
  • Not-for-profit higher education and research institutions or publicly-funded research organizations are eligible to apply as Lead Institutions.
  • For-profit organisations and not-for-profit organisations can participate in but are usually not eligible to apply for Researcher Links grants. Furthermore, for-profit organisations are not eligible to receive any grant funds except to cover travel-associated costs.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina

For more information, please visit Newton Fund.

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