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Newton Fund: apply for Peru research grants on regional biodiversity

Apply to the ‘Researcher Links’ that promotes cooperation between Biodiversity researchers from six LatAm countries and the UK.

Apply to the ‘Researcher Links’ that promotes cooperation between Biodiversity researchers from six LatAm countries and the UK.
Apply to the ‘Researcher Links’ that promotes cooperation between Biodiversity researchers from six LatAm countries and the UK.

The UK and Peru’s CONCYTEC (National Council on Science, Technology, and Innovation) launched Researcher Links Regional Biodiversity Workshops (Latin America) and Researcher Links Biodiversity Travel Grants, a research collaboration between the UK, Peru and five other LatAm countries under the Newton Fund. ‘Researcher links’ is a Newton funded programme from the British Council which aims to enhance scientific collaboration by promoting an international exchange of researchers between UK universities and universities from partner countries in the region. A number of countries are involved in the partnership and this includes Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

The application window is now open on the British Council website. The deadline is 13 October 2017.

‘Researcher Links’ aims to improve the quality of research and development. Regional biodiversity workshops will take place in signatory countries to allow researchers to make international connections. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and partner countries.

About this opportunity

Newton Fund Researcher Links regional workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and other regional partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The partner countries for this call are Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Joint applications are made by senior researchers from the partner countries who lead the workshop. Once funded, grants are available to the institutions of early-career researchers in the UK and the partner countries to attend and participate.

These grants are funded by the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative managed by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina. The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

Priority areas

  1. Understanding habitats and species
  2. Biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy
  3. Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and ecosystems
  4. Maintaining and restoring natural capital

For more information and to apply, visit Researcher Links Regional Biodiversity Workshops (Latin America) and Researcher Links Biodiversity Travel Grants.

Published 25 August 2017