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Newton Fund launches regional biodiversity programme in Chile

The Fund aims to promote the development of science and innovation and encourage economic prosperity in its partner countries.

Deadline for applications is 20 October 2017.
Deadline for applications is 20 October 2017.

The Newton Fund has launched two Researcher Links programmes focusing on biodiversity. One will comprise an international research placement, while the other will involve organising regional workshops. Both elements of the programme have the aim of bringing 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 the programme are Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina.

Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit one of the partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding to travel to the UK. The duration of the visit is 4-12 weeks.

Applications for regional workshops shall be made by senior researchers from one of the partner countries, who lead the workshops. Once funded, grants are available so that early-career researchers in the UK and the partner countries may attend the workshops and participate in the sessions.

The Researcher Links grants are funded by the Newton Fund, an initiative of the British Government managed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with institutions of the partner countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina. The Newton Fund aims to promote the creation and development of scientific and innovation societies, as well to encourage economic development and welfare in the partner countries.

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

Deadline for applications:

20 October 2017, 4pm. in the UK (12pm. in Chile).

How to apply

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Published 23 August 2017
Last updated 11 October 2017 + show all updates
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