UK-China Research Innovation Partnership Fund Newsflash November 2015
The British Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are taking applications for grants to run workshops for UK and Chinese researchers, as part of Researcher Links. Researcher Links Workshops bring together earlycareer researchers from the UK and China to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.
Applications must fall into one or more of the key supported fields below. Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome. The key supported fields are as follows: Health/life sciences, Environmental technologies, Food and water security, Energy, and Urbanisation.
Open until 2nd December 2015.
Newton Advanced Fellowships
Newton Advanced Fellowships are jointly offered and funded by the British Academy and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, covering all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities.
This programme focuses on early to mid-career CASS researchers who have already established (or are in the process of establishing) a research group or research network and already have a research track record. The focus will be on developing their research strengths and providing support for more formalised training and development in collaboration with a UK partner.
The award will support the CASS researcher providing them with funding to establish and develop collaborations with the UK with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities to China. The Fellowship is for two years, and provides research support, training costs, and travel and subsistence.
Open until 9th December 2015
Newton Mobility Grants
Newton Mobility Grants are jointly offered and funded by the British Academy and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, covering researchers working in all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities.
These grants provide support for researchers from CASS to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific jointly defined research project. These one-year awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between scholars who have collaborated in the past.
Open until 9th December 2015
Research and Innovation Bridges
Innovate UK, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of the People’s Republic of China are to invest up to £16 million in collaborative industrial research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to societal challenges that China faces.
The scope is focused on finding new commercial solutions to challenges that China is facing within the areas of agri-food, energy, healthcare, and urbanisation– these solutions emerging through the translation of existing, excellent research. The competition will support projects that bring together businesses, academic and other research organisations, public sector bodies and other organisations from China and the UK to collaborate on the development of innovative products, processes or services.
Open until 30th March 2016 See here for more details.
What is the Newton Fund?
The UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, worth £200 million over 5 years, is led by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in the UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology in China. This forms part of the global Newton Fund that, through mutual science and innovation partnerships, promotes sustainable economic development and social welfare in developing countries. The Newton Fund is delivered through 15 delivery partners in collaboration with 15 partnering countries.
Read more: www.newtonfund.ac.uk