British Council Researcher Links gives early career researchers across selected partner countries the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded workshops and travel grants. Since the launch in 2013, thousands of researchers from across the various countries have benefited from Researcher Links. New international collaborations, networks and projects have already been formed directly from the first round of workshops.
International research collaboration is essential for the global knowledge economy, and it has been shown that internationally mobile researchers tend to be more productive. Furthermore, a shared research interest can help to build trust and relationships between people from very different backgrounds and cultures.
In response to this, and taking advantage of its position as an intercultural relations organisation with global expertise in higher education, the British Council launched the British Council Researcher Links initiative, in partnership with various research and higher education organisations from around the world.
Newton Researcher Links
British Council Researcher Links is also being run under the Newton Fund.
Researcher links consists of workshops and travel grants, both with a focus on early career researchers – find out more from the expandable links below.
The April 2017 calls are now open. Current opportunities are listed here.
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In 2015 we funded a total 101 workshops and 57 travel grants, ensuring that more than 2,500 early career researchers had the opportunity to form international connections. This included researchers from the UK and following countries: Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
Many of the experiences have led to new collaborations, publications and grant funding.