Interested in research collaboration with Central and South America?

UK HE International Unit has flagged up a number of opportunities for researchers, particularly ECRs, interested in collaborating with Brazil - Douglas Fernandes CC by 2.0)partners in Central and South America.

  1. Researcher Links and ‘Initial Institutional Collaboration’ – calls now open for Peru and Uruguay

Deadline for all calls with Peru: 1 September

Deadline for calls with Uruguay and other countries: 28 September  

Researcher Links Workshops call (also Morocco, UAE, Qatar) – this brings together early career researchers in the UK and the partner country to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Researcher Links Travel Grants call (also Morocco, Israel) – provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities.

Initial Institutional Collaborations provides small-scale seed funding (£30, 000) for collaborations between the UK and Peru to:

  • Initiate new research and innovation collaborations between academic groups, departments, and institutions in partner countries and the UK
  • Develop existing collaborations at group, departmental, and institutional level
  • Encourage these collaborations to work with non-academic organisations and individuals to support the exchange of research and innovation expertise and the translation of research knowledge into tangible benefits
  • Establish local hubs for UK-partner country activity in a particular area, enabling engagement from the wider research and innovation community

Grants are for £30, 000 and more information is available in the

2. New Chile RCUK-CONICYT Research Partnerships – Call for Proposals

Applications open 27 August; Deadline: 8 October 2015

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Chile’s National Commission for Scientific Research and Technology (CONICYT) invite applications to the RCUK-CONICYT Research Partnerships Call in the following areas:

  • Disaster Management
  • Diet and health
  • Education, Inequality and Social Reform
  • Sustainable Aquaculture for Nutrition and Food Security

 Full details and call documents are available on the RCUK website.