Deadline: 30 September 2016
The British Council is currently inviting applicants for its Institutional Links Science, Technology and Research Exchange Across MENA (STREAM) Grants 2016 with an aim to build UK-Partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on these shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.
- Agriculture (e.g. irrigation, crop yields)
- Climate and environment (e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity)
- Sustainable energy for all
- Education research and innovation for development
- Economic growth (e.g. equitable growth, financial sector development, private sector development)
- Health (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health)
- Water and sanitation
- Food and nutrition (including food security)
- Demographic change and migration
- Rural and urban development
- Infrastructure (including civil engineering, information and communication technologies, big data for social and economic development)
- Humanitarian disasters and emergencies, disaster risk reduction
- Resilient and connected communities
- Governance, society and conflict (e.g. transparency, accountability, effective institutions, land and natural resource rights, poverty alleviation, social development, structural inequalities, violence and security, peace building, civil society)
- Development-relevant data collection, quality and access (including administrative data and macroeconomic statistics).
Grants under the Institutional Links Programme range from £50,000 to £100,000 for 10 months to two years.
- Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, one Principal Applicant for the partner country (mentioned below).
- Specifically for the 2016 STREAM Programme; all applications are trilateral and must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, one Principal Applicant for Israel, and one Principal Applicant for the MENA region.
- All Principal Applicants must be Leading Researchers or Established Researchers.
- Principal Applicants must be based at one of the following:
- A not-for-profit higher education institution with the capacity to undertake high quality research.
- A UK higher education institution (all UK higher education institutions are eligible)
- A not-for-profit research organisation with the capacity to undertake high-quality research
- A Catapult Centre (in the case of the UK Principal Applicant)
- The Principal Applicants’ institutions (the ‘Lead Institutions’) must have the capacity to administer the grant.
- Individual departments within a single institution can make multiple applications per call provided that the proposed activities are clearly different and that each is led by separate Principal Applicants.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Institutional Links STREAM Grants.