Research Environment Links Grants: Vietnam/UK

The British Council has issued a call for Research Environment Links (REL) Grants, under the Newton Fund.

The Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth.

REL grants aim to support international collaboration through training programmes, the exchange of knowledge and best practice, and the development and implementation of pilot activities.  The partnerships are led by institutions in Vietnam in conjunction with an expert counterpart organisation in the UK.  This call is designed to be flexible and responsive to in-country needs, allowing applicants to establish collaboration on areas linked to country priorities and development needs, and to then include relevant UK expertise.

Grants are available in the range of £50,000 to £140,000 for up to 12 months.  All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare of the partner country.

The deadline for proposals is 4pm UK time on 21 July 2017.  Details can be found on the British Council web pages.

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