About this opportunity

We have grants for early career researchers to attend a research workshop in Malaysia entitled 'Capacity building to reduce disaster risk in the UK and Malaysia'.

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, we will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 9 to 12 February 2015. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Udayangani Kulatunga, University of Salford, UK and Dr Siti Uzairiah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and will have contributions from other leading researchers.

All travel, accomodation and meals will be covered.

Key dates

Dates of workshop - 9-12 February 2015

Deadline for applications - 17 November 2014


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

Participants must be early career researchers in the broader area of Disaster Management and Capacity Building. Please refer http://www.salford.ac.uk/built-environment/research/research-centres/dis... for detailed list of research themes in disaster management.

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 Malaysia. 

How to apply

Download the application form from the Downloads section, read it carefully, and submit the completed forms to U.Kulatunga@salford.ac.uk (UK applicants) and uzairiah.kl@utm.my (Malaysian) applicants before the deadline of 17 November 2014.


U.Kulatunga@salford.ac.uk (UK)

uzairiah.kl@utm.my (Malaysia)

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