Monday, 9 June 2014

Researcher Links Initiative of the British Council Calls for Workshop Proposals

Deadline: 9 June 2014
The British Council is calling Leading Researchers to respond to the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. The researchers should propose themes for workshop focusing on building links for future collaboration and enhancing the researchers’ career opportunities.
  1. Contribute to capacity building of early career researchers
  2. Establish new research links or significantly develop existing links, with the potential for longer term sustainability
  3. Support international development-relevant research (not a requirement for workships held in Russia and Qatar)
Between 15 and 20 researchers from each partner countries can take part in each workshop. The workshops will be 3 to 5 days long led by the two coordinators- one from the UK and one from the partner country.
Challenge Areas
  1. 1.Agriculture
    4.Economic growth
    6.Water and Sanitation
    7.Food and Nutrition
    8.Demographic change / migration / urbanization
    10.Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies
    11.Governance, society and conflict
    12.Development-relevant data collection, quality and access
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be the national of any country but one of the applicant must be based in the UK and another must be based in one of the following partner countries- Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
  • Applications must be made on a bilateral basis between institutions in the UK and a partner country and must be led by two Leading Researchers.
  • The participants of the workshops must be early-career researchers and must also be based in either the UK or one of the partner countries.
  • Proposed research should have direct international development relevance. It should contribute to the economic development and welfare of a country.
For more information, please visit British Council Researcher Links.

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