Travel Funding for US, Brazil, Mexico,Thailand and more

British Council has funding for Early Career Researchers to travel to nineteen countries across the world for up to three months. This is part of the British Council Research Links Scheme. Funding can also include a partner country visiting the UK.

Different countries have different priority areas and these can be found in the guidelines. If no priority areas are specified, all research areas are covered.

The countries involved at this stage are; Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia (Humanities and Social Sciences only), Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam and Bangladesh. For this call placements involving the United States are also eligible, in specific areas which focus on using the humanities and social sciences in an interdisciplinary environment.

Deadline 23:59 GMT 24th November 2013

Guidelines and further information are on the British Council Website


Vitae Conference Call for Workshop Proposals and Special Interest Sessions

The annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference aims to address the strategic and practical implications for researcher development and doctoral education.  The conference has a number of themes including policy developments, building institutional capacity for research excellence, supporting professional and career development and demonstrating the impact of research development on research, careers and society.

The 2013 conference will include the launch of the UK aggregate analyses of Careers in Research Online Survey and Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey. There will also be updates from RCUK update on funding for researcher development and from the European Commission’s work on HR management of researchers.

The conference is being held on 4th-5th September in Manchester. To submit a proposal or to book your place, go to where you can find out more detail on workshop themes. The deadline for proposing a workshop is Thursday 6 June 2013. Special Interest Sessions are shorter 30 minute sessions and ideas for these should be submitted by 5th July for inclusion in the conference programme.