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Mat Wright

The British Council invites proposals for workshop events to be organised between UK and German academic principal investigators, with a focus on policy, impact and public health. 

This call is now closed 

About Researcher Links Challenge Grants UK-Germany Public Health Workshops

This call is part of the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme, which supports partnerships between universities, colleges, education policymakers, civil society organisations and industry partners in the UK and around the world.  

We welcome applications for workshop events to be organised between UK and German academic principal investigators, with a focus on policy, impact and public health.

These are aimed at creating interdisciplinary dialogues and mentoring opportunities for early career researchers, along with the opportunity for a challenge prize to generate relevant outputs. Outputs could include events, policy briefs, papers or commentary pieces, digital media or training resources.  

As the Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us, medical and public health advice takes into account scientific information and evidence alongside cultural and social factors. As the world slowly emerges from the Covid-19 crisis, we need to learn the lessons of public health at the individual, institutional, and national and international levels.

Potential workshop topics could include, but are not limited to: 

  • Communication and misinformation in traditional and social media; 
  • Perceptions of risk, to individuals and communities; 
  • Concepts of personal responsibility and community protection; 
  • Inequality and impact of protective measures such as movement restrictions; 
  • Changed economic landscapes, employment trends and environmental impacts.

All Researcher Links funded workshops should have the following overarching objectives: 

  • Support building or strengthening UK-German networks for early career researchers
  • Establish new research links or significantly develop existing links, with the potential for longer-term sustainability

About Going Global Partnerships

Going Global Partnerships connects universities, colleges, education policymakers and other partners in the UK and around the world. The programme offers you vital international opportunities - the chance to build relationships, to share ideas and good practice, to access grant funding for collaborative partnerships and more. Find out more and apply now for our funding calls and opportunities.

About this funding call

Proposals are designed by the Lead Applicants in the UK and Germany – and submitted by the UK Lead Applicant.

Researcher Links Challenge Grants UK-Germany Public Health can be funded in any discipline or cross-discipline, and there are no limits in terms of the type of activities that can be delivered as long as they respond to country needs and have a focus on Public Health challenges. 

Please see the guidelines for applicants document in the downloads section for further details.

Size of grant: Up to £35,000

Duration of the grant: Up to 12 months (please see the guidelines for further details)

Country requirement: All applications must be for workshops between Lead Applicants employed at eligible UK and German institutions – please see the guidelines below for further information 

Eligibility criteria

Each proposal must have one Lead Applicant from the UK and one Lead Applicant from Germany submitting one joint application.

All Principal Applicants must be Leading Researchers or Established Researchers as defined by the European Commission - please refer to this European Framework for Research Careers document on the Euraxess website.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the guidelines document available from the downloads section below for full eligibility criteria.

How to apply

This call is closed. 


All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to Ailsa Kienberger, Head of Education, British Council in Germany at