Deadline: 30 December 2018
The British Council and Ministry of Education has announced UK-China BRI Countries Partnership Fund to proactively support multi-lateral higher education links between the UK, China, and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Countries, including ASEAN countries.
The Fund proposes to focus on higher education projects that will enhance graduate employability, foster entrepreneurialism and creativity, and support the internationalisation of higher education. This focus would be, for example, through joint curriculum development, creating an enabling environment for transnational education collaborations (eg regulatory and policy environment, quality assurance, student experience, academic development, teaching quality and learning etc), student exchange projects, leadership training and professional development (eg for academics and senior administrators), which would leverage on private sector resources and expertise along BRI countries etc.
The key objectives are to boost
- student mobility
- academic exchanges
- leadership skills development
- teaching excellence
- research collaborations
The British Council has earmarked GBP430,000 to kick start this project in 2018/2019, including GBP230,000 ring-fenced for UK-China-ASEAN countries and GBP200,000 for UK-China-BRI countries (non-ASEAN). For each project, funding of £60,000-£80,000 will be awarded covering the whole project duration. Projects in receipt of funding will be expected to start in April 2019 and can run for a maximum of five years (until March 2024). The funding is for the duration of the project and not per annum.
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The UK-China-BRI Countries Partnership Fund is now open for applications from all UK organisations and institutions involved in international education, including:
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- education authorities, research organisations, and awarding bodies
- universities, colleges, and schools
- private organisations offering higher education services and/or products;
- private organisations not offering higher education services and/or products must partner with an UK education institution (university, higher education college, etc.)
How to Apply
Please complete the attached application form and email it along with all supporting documentation at the address given on the website.
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