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Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Applications are made on a bi-lateral basis by senior researchers. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.

Priority areas: Partner countries may specify priority areas and will only accept applications within these. Priority areas are listed in the Guidelines document (Downloads section).

ODA requirement: All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare (see Guidelines for further information) of the partner country.


  • Leading Researchers as defined by the EC hereOpens in a new tab or window. can apply to be workshop coordinators.
  • Each proposal must have one workshop coordinator from the UK, as well as a workshop coordinator from the partner countries listed below.
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions in the Downloads section.
  • Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the Guidelines document available from the Downloads section below for full eligibility criteria.


Bilateral workshops can be proposed between the UK and China, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines and Thailand.

Please note there is also a separate Researcher Links Workshops callOpens in a new tab or window. outside of the Newton Fund, with different partner countries.


19 September 2016, 16:00 UK time


  1. Download and read the Guidelines document available from the Downloads section below
  2. Apply using the online system hereOpens in a new tab or window. (registration required). Guidance notes on how to register and apply with the online system are available in the Downloads section below. An example of the application form is also available from the Downloads section to show the application questions. This cannot be used to submit an application, and is for information only.


All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to the Researcher Links email address [email protected]. Please specify that you are enquiring about the Newton Researcher Links Workshops call.

Deadline: September 19, 2016

Official Link: https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/workshop-grants-newton-july-2016

Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline19 September,2016


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