Mat Wright

The new call will open in 2019, please? follow up with us on the call timeline.?

ABOUT?Researcher links workshop grants

We are currently accepting applications for grants to run international research workshops for UK and Chinese researchers, as part of the Researcher Links programme.

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.

These grants are funded under the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, otherwise known as the Newton Fund in the UK. 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 poor people around the world. As such all applications must meet the following requirements:

Priority areas: ? Applications must fall into one or more of the supported key fields. Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome. The key supported fields are as follows:

  • Health/life sciences?
  • Environmental technologies?
  • Food and water security
  • Energy
  • Urbanisation

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


  • Leading Researchers, as defined by the EC here, can apply for these workshop grants in order to be workshop coordinators.
  • Each proposal must have one workshop coordinator (Leading Researcher) from the UK, and one from China. ?
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions in the link below.
  • Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the Guidelines document, available from the link below for full eligibility criteria.


Joint applications should be submitted by UK applicant to British Council and by China applicant to NSFC using the links below:


Please visit the following page for full Guidelines and online application link:



Please visit the following page for full Guidelines and online application link:?http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab434/info73634.htm


All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to the Researcher Links email address (?[email protected]