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Japan Partnering Awards

Call status: Closed
Call opens: 15 September 2015
Application deadline: 12 November 2015

Aim

  • To set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories
  • To promote the exchange of scientists, particularly early career scientists
  • To promote access to facilities

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 £50k over a 4-year period to the UK partners for partnerships with one or more Japanese equivalents
  • Research groups should try and access other sources of funding in addition to the Partnering Award
  • Japanese partners may wish to explore mutual funding from the following agencies:
    • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Assessment criteria

Applications are reviewed internally against the following criteria:

  • The value added to BBSRC science through the partnership by enhancing priority areas
  • The benefits and future joint research likely to accrue from the collaboration
  • The uniqueness of the opportunity and expertise of the Japanese partners
  • The opportunities for early career scientist exchanges
  • Whether the collaboration is a new linkage or an ongoing partnership (if collaboration is ongoing, what new aspects are brought to the partnership)
  • The level of the contribution made by the UK institution towards the development of the award
  • Alignment of the award to current BBSRC strategy priorities

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 downloads)
  • UK consortia of academics may apply, with one person acting as the lead

How to apply

  • The call for applications is closed
  • Read the guidance and regulation notes PDF (see downloads section)
  • Complete an online application through Je-S

Contact

Post-award administration – administrative queries


+44 1793 867121

Sania Afzal – eligibility queries


+44 1793 413364