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Mat Wright

Researcher Links provides researchers with travel grants and funding for workshops. The British Council runs Researcher Links in partnership with research and higher education institutions in selected partner countries around the world. 

We also deliver Researcher Links under the Newton Fund

Travel grants and workshop grants 

Researcher Links travel grants provide financial support for early career researchers so that they can spend one month or longer abroad. 

Find out how Researcher Links supported Turkish researcher Ali Büyükkileci to undertake a placement in Reading University in the UK in this article on the Euraxess website.

Researcher Links workshop grants provide financial support for workshops for early career researchers.

Who can apply for Researcher Links travel grants

Early career researchers, within 10 years of receiving their PhD, can apply. Allowances can be made for career breaks. If working in a field where a PhD is not a pre-requisite for research activity, non-PhD holders with research equivalent to a PhD holder are eligible.

The funding is available to researchers in a variety of countries. Each funding opportunity states the countries from which researchers are eligible to apply.

Who can apply for Researcher Links workshop grants

The funding is available to researchers based in a variety of countries. Each funding opportunity states the countries from which researchers are eligible to apply.

Leading or established researchers

Leading or established researchers can apply to be workshop co-ordinators and propose a theme for a workshop. It must be a joint application, with one co-ordinator based at a UK institution and one based at an institution in a partner country. Applicants can be of any nationality.

The funding is available to leading researchers or established researchers, as defined by the European Commission.

Early career researchers

Early career researchers, based in either the UK or a partner country, can apply to participate in workshops. Applicants can be of any nationality.

We define early career researchers as those within 10 years of receiving their PhD. Allowances can be made for career breaks. If working in a field where a PhD is not a pre-requisite for research activity, non-PhD holders with research equivalent to a PhD holder are eligible.

How to apply

You can find open Researcher Links grants on our Funding and other opportunities page.