About this opportunity

We have grants for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Brazil entitled 'Water as the Frontier of Agribusiness: Politico-Ecological and Socio-Economic Connections from Farms to Global Markets'.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and FAPESP will be holding a workshop on the above theme in São Paulo on 9-13 March 2015. The workshop is being coordinated by Prof. Gilberto de Souza (UNESP-campus Rio Claro) and Dr Antonio A. R. Ioris (University of Edinburgh), and will have contributions from other leading researchers: Prof. Dominic Moran (SRUC), Dr Rob Fish (Exeter University), Prof. Bernardo M. Fernandes (UNESP-campus Presidente Prudente) and Prof. Clifford Andrew Welch (UNIFESP-campus Guarulhos).

All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.

Key dates

Dates of the workshop - 9-13 March 2015

Deadline for applications - 19 December 2014


This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. There is no restriction on nationality.

Early career researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Consideration will be given to researchers with more than 10 years post-doc experience that have taken extended career breaks.

Further eligibility criteria may apply, and applicants should read the Application form fully before applying. 

How to apply

Please download and the application form available in the Downloads section. This will contain full instructions on how to apply.