Apply for Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants!

Deadline: 19 September 2017

The Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is seeking applications for its “Researcher Links Workshop Grants” 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.

Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Objectives

All Researcher Links-funded workshops will have the following three overarching objectives:

  • Support international development-relevant research – Workshops are intended to support research areas relevant to the economic development and welfare of partner countries.
  • Contribute to capacity building of early career researchers – The proposal must include a description of how the workshop will contribute to the personal and professional development of the participants.
  • Establish new research links or significantly develop existing links, with the potential for longer term sustainability – Co-ordinators must outline the specific outputs anticipated from the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to stimulate longer term links between the UK and partner countries, as well as to contribute to the personal and professional development of the participants.

Partner Countries

Workshops can be proposed between the UK, China and the Philippines.

Eligibility Criteria

Proposals must fulfill 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 partner country
  • Both Principal Applicants must be Leading Researchers or Established Researchers
  • Prinicipal Applicants cannot assume role of workshop Mentors
  • 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 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 institutions in the UK or any other country and based in the partner 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.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Workshop Grants.

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