About this opportunity

We have grants for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in South Africa entitled 'Development through Enterprise - Inclusive and sustainable futures through entrepreneurial initiatives and cross-sector partnerships'.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and National Research Foundation will be holding a workshop with the above title on 22-26 March 2015. The workshop will be organised by Dr Diane Holt, University of Essex, UK and Dr Eliada Griffin-EL, University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

All travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the grants. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance.

The workshop is aimed at early career researchers who have an interest in one or more of these areas: social entrepreneurship, development through enterprise, base-of-the-pyramid business models, inclusive growth, associated cross-sector partnerships and poverty alleviation in a developing world context.  Whilst we are particularly interested in Africa we are also interested in hearing from those based in South Africa or the UK whose research focuses on these topics elsewhere in the world. 

Key dates

Dates of workshop - 22-26 March 2015

Deadline for applications - 30 November 2014


This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and South Africa. 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. 

Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in South Africa.

How to apply

Please see the workshop webpage to apply.


For information on the workshop please contact sjheare@essex.ac.uk

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