The British Council are running the Global Innovation Initiative which will providing funding for university research collaborations between the UK and US working with either Brazil, China, Indonesia or India. Science, technology, engineering and mathematical research issues of global significance will be supported through this scheme. The research competition opens on 28th October, with a deadline of 16th December.
Academics interested in applying are encouraged to contact their potential partners now to prepare for the call launch. Only 20 grants are expected to be supported, with project values proposed between £100,000 – £150,000.
The goals of the scheme are:
- To increase the global mobility of students, researchers, faculty, and higher education administrators from the U.S., the UK, and other countries;
- To develop a cadre of people in the U.S., UK, and other countries who have the international experience, outlook and knowledge to confront global challenges and operate in a global context;
- To encourage international collaborations that develop capacity across a range of universities in the U.S., the UK, and other countries;
- To forge university and business linkages that support a globally mobile talent pool and a multinational base for the exchange of discovery and innovation.
Further information: http://global-innovation-initiative.org/
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are developing a proposal for this call.