About this opportunity

We have grants for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Brazil entitled 'Automobile safety in emerging and developing countries'.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and FAPESP will be holding a workshop on the above theme at São Paulo on March 5-8, 2015. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Qingming Li (The University of Manchester) and Professor Marcílio Alves (University of São Paulo), and will have contributions from other leading researchers.

All costs relating to travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals will be covered by the grant. Costs for the visa will also be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Participants must have travel and medical insurance, although this cost will not be covered by the grant.

Key dates

Dates of the workshop - 5-8 March 2015

Deadline for applications - 10 December 2014


This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. There is no restrictions 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.

All participants must have positions at either a UK higher education institution or an institution in the State of São Paulo. 

How to apply

Download, read and complete the application form available in the Downloads section below. Send completed forms to Qingming.li@manchester.ac.uk for UK applicants and maralves@usp.br for São Paulo applicants.


For information on the workshop please contact either qingming.li@manchester.ac.uk (English) or maralves@usp.br (Portuguese) 

For information on Researcher Links please contact UK-researcherlinks@britishcouncil.org