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British Council Researcher Links Travel Grants, 2014

British Council is inviting proposals for Researcher Links Travel Grants available for early career researchers to undertake research in the UK  or one of the partner countries. Proposals will be accepted in any discipline/multidisciplinary area (including from the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities) but some countries have specified areas which will be prioritized in the final selection process.

This element of the Researcher Links programme is designed to provide financial support for researchers in the UK to visit an institution in a Researcher Links partner country or vice versa. The Researcher Links programme is supported by the UK government and partner country funding, with additional contributions from the British Council and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • Study Subject(s): Proposals will be accepted in any discipline/multidisciplinary area (including from the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities) but some countries have specified areas which will be prioritized in the final selection process. 
  • Course Level: Grants are available for early-career researchers to undertake research.
  • Programme Provider: The Researcher Links programme is supported by the UK government and partner country funding, with additional contributions from the British Council and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • The award can be taken at the UK

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be based in the UK or one of the partner countries identified. There is no restriction on nationality.
  • Only one application can be made per person to/from either Researcher Links – Newton Fund, or Researcher Links partner countries. The same person cannot apply to/from both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links countries.
  • In some partner countries, this call is restricted to early career researchers, defined as having a PhD and up to 10 years of post-doc experience. Consideration is given to those researchers with more than 10 years of post-doc experience that have taken a career break. For specific details of who is eligible per country, please see the guidelines document.

Open for International Students: Applicants can be of any nationality. But applicants must be based in the UK or one of the partner countries (Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and South Korea).

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of the research visit can be a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months, depending on the country of origin and destination.

What does it cover? The Researcher Links Travel Grant contribution given to support the research visit is calculated using five flat rate budget categories (Travel, Visa, Insurance, Subsistence, Consumables). Additional support based on direct costs can be requested to contribute towards extra childcare costs associated with the visit and special needs.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Deadline: Closed

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