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Other Countries Partnering Awards

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Call status: Closed
Previous call: 11 September 2017 - 16 November 2017

Other Countries Partnering Awards

Summary

The Other Countries Partnering Awards will provide funding to support the development of long-term collaborations with overseas scientists in countries not currently offered though our existing partnering award schemes.

Aims

  • To establish partnerships between UK and overseas laboratories
  • To promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists
  • To promote access to facilities
  • To enhance collaborative activities with CGIAR Centres and programmes (Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research Centres)
  • While this scheme will consider applications for partnership activities with any country not currently covered by individual schemes, BBSRC particularly welcomes applications which seek to partner with researchers in Argentina, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Scope

  • Funds can only be used for travel, subsistence and other activities, such as workshops or exchanges. They are not to fund salary costs, consumables, items of equipment or other research costs, nor to link ongoing single collaborative projects
  • Typically up to £30,000 over a 4-year period for partnerships with one or more life science laboratories in countries not currently eligible through our existing partnering award schemes
  • Research groups should try and access other sources of funding in addition to the Partnering Award
  • Please note that annual call for Partnering Awards with Brazil, China, India, Japan, USA and Taiwan will continue and that applicants who wish to partner with researchers in these countries should apply to the specific scheme
  • Successful awards should aim to start from April 2018.

Assessment criteria

  • The relevance of the award and benefit that this will bring to BBSRC
  • The benefits brought back to the UK; for example through access to new facilities or unique partnerships that would have been otherwise unavailable
  • The uniqueness of the opportunity to work with international partners in ways that would otherwise be unavailable
  • The level of contribution (either financial or in-kind) from the UK institution or the overseas partner
  • The opportunities for the exchange of scientists, with a balance of activities that are appropriate to the topic area
  • The opportunities for early career researchers that will benefit their future career.

Eligibility

  • Open to current BBSRC research grant holders and researchers employed at National Institutes of Bioscience who are in receipt of BBSRC funding (see guidance notes in application downloads below)
  • UK consortia of academics may apply, with one person acting as the lead.

How to apply

This call is closed to applications.

  • Read the guidance and regulation notes (see application downloads below)
  • Complete an online application through Je-S.

Application downloads

International Partnering Awards call guidance notes (PDF 243KB)

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Annex: Other countries (PDF 211KB)

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A guide to equality and inclusion impact assessments (PDF 245KB)

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Contact

Post-award administration - administrative queries


01793 867121

Sania Afzal - eligibility queries


01793 413364


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