British Council – Research Environments

Closing Date: 06/10/2023

Funding available to establish connections between universities and research and innovation institutes in partner countries and the UK.

Research Environments grants provide financial support for capacity-strengthening and collaboration activities to develop and sustain medium- to long-term relationships between institutions in the UK and Egypt, Iraq, Thailand or Turkey.

Funding is available to establish new research environment connections – or significantly develop existing connections – between research groups, departments or institutions, with the potential for longer-term sustainability.

As part of the Going Global Partnerships programme, Research Environments aims to:

  • Support dialogue and knowledge exchange on academic standards, research governance and strategic research policy development
  • Help promote an academic and research environment between partner countries and the UK, conducive to achieving maximum impact from high-quality research
  • Build opportunities for the universities and institutions in the UK and partner countries to engage with the wider community and with policymakers
  • Enable researchers to be more responsive to development needs in their countries and enable up-to-date research evidence to support policy decisions
  • Support skills development to communicate and translate research into benefits for social welfare and economic growth
  • Simplify researchers’ ability to conduct excellent research in areas most relevant to national priorities and fully realise its impact.

Proposals can focus on any discipline or cross-discipline. There are no limits to the type of activities that can be delivered, as long as they respond to country needs.

Funding body British Council
Maximum value £50,000
Reference ID S25526
Fund or call Fund