Newton Researcher Links workshop call
Please see below for FAQs regarding the British Council Researcher Links workshops. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please email UK-ResearcherLinks@britishcouncil.org. Please note that the following FAQs do not substitute information written on the guidelines, which should be read by all applicants.
1. Can institutions that received funding under Researcher Links previously apply again under the current call?
2. Can institutions submit the same workshop proposal submitted last year?
Yes, they can submit the same workshop proposal as submitted last year as long as this meets the eligibility and quality criteria written in the current guidelines. If last year application was funded, applicants should demonstrate that the collaboration has expanded and that there is some added value given by offering the same workshop twice.
3. Can individual researchers apply without the support of their home institution?
No, applications should be submitted on behalf of the researchers’ home institutions.
4. Can a lead researcher submit more than one workshop proposal?
No, only one application can be submitted by the same leading researcher
5. Can an institution submit more than one workshop proposal?
Yes, institutions can submit more than one workshop proposal.
6. The Call says that leading researchers are eligible to apply, how do I know if I am a leading researcher?
This is decided through self-assessment. Leading researcher is defined as being upper R3 and R4, as outlined by the EC in this document.
About the Newton Fund
The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (£75 million a year for 5 years starting 2014/15). Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries. This will support the continued excellence of the UK research base and innovation ecosystem and act as a golden key to unlock opportunities for wider collaboration and trade.