Opportunity type

Researcher Links workshop under Newton Fund

Title of workshop

Strengthening UK-Colombia Research & Innovation Cooperation (UK-Colombia RICO): The Role of Foresight and Horizon Scanning

Location of workshop

Cali, Colombia

Key dates

Deadline for applications - 1300hrs 13 October 2014

Workshop dates - 26-28 November 2014

About this opportunity

The British Council under the Newton Fund Researcher Links scheme will sponsor the workshop on the above theme in Cali, Colombia on 26-28 November 2014. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr. Rafael Popper from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) of the University of Manchester and Dr. Javier Medina from the Colombian Foresight, Innovation and Knowledge Management Institute of the Universidad del Valle, and will have contributions from other leading researchers Prof. Jakob Edler, Prof. Stephen Flint, Prof. Edgar Varela Barrios and Professor Gonzalo Ordonez-Matamoros. We are now inviting early-career researchers (see Eligibility section below) from the UK or Colombia to apply to attend this workshop.

All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Researcher Links programme. 


Participants must be early career researchers: 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.

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

How to apply

To apply please download the application form (http://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.co/files/reasearcher_...)

Completed applications forms must be sent to Siobhan.Drugan@manchester.ac.uk