Type Call
Key dates

Q&A session for interested universities: Tuesday 23 January 2018 (deadline for registration to join this webinar: Thursday 18 January 2018)

Deadline for application: Tuesday 6 February 2018


UK institutions must:

  1. be a UK research intensive university which can engage senior as well as early-career researchers with RENKEI activities and contribute to world-class, bilateral research collaborations with member universities on priority themes (see above). 
  2. agree to be bound by the terms and conditions specified in the RENKEI Membership Agreement. 

RENKEI (Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives), a partnership of universities in Japan and the UK aiming at strengthening the knowledge exchange and research collaboration between the two countries, is delighted to announce that it is inviting two UK universities to join this community. 

An overview of RENKEI, its members and further details about application and selection process to become a member can be found in the document below (RENKEI - call for membership application January 2018).

Q&A session

A Q&A session via webinar will be held at 09:00 – 10:00AM (GMT), Tuesday 23 January to enable interested universities to ask any questions about RENKEI. The Q&A session will be organised by the British Council. Details of how to join this session can be found in the document below (RENKEI - call for membership application January 2018). 

Please kindly note that, depending on the number of registrants, one-to-one briefings may be arranged as an alternative to the joint Q&A session. 

How to apply

A completed application form (please see link below) and one supporting document should be submitted to renkei@britishcouncil.or.jp by midnight (GMT), Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Our mail server can receive files up to 8MB. If you plan to submit a supporting document larger than 8MB, please kindly use an online file transfer service. 

Supporting document:

A PowerPoint presentation (maximum 3 slides) on how your institution can contribute to the priority research themes, “climate change” and “health”, citing potential researchers to engage. Please refer to the Japan-UK Joint Declaration on Prosperity Cooperation as appropriate.  

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