SEGH encourages members to collaborate and apply for additional funding to support your research.
If you have information on funding opportunities that you would like to share with SEGH members, please contact us.
The Newton Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with 17 DAC-list partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable and equitable growth. The following opportunities are administered by British Council on behalf of the Newton Fund and range from entry level (Research Links/Travel Grants) to larger development funding (Institutional Links) and follow-on funding (Impact Scheme).
Partner Countries: China, Philippines, India* (see India-specific guidance)
Researcher Links grants provide funding for workshops which bring together a UK/partner country bi-lateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in workshops which explore the following overarching objectives: 1) support international development research 2) contribute to the capacity build of early career researchers 3) establish new research links or significantly develop existing links. All collaborations must promote the economic development and welfare of the partner country and in some cases partner countries will specify the focus of workshops. The funding amount is based on pre-determined rates per person for directly incurred costs only (please see guidance). Deadline Friday 12 June, 16:00.
Partner Countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey
Institutional Links grants provide small scale seed funding for collaborations between the UK and partner countries which 1) initiate new research collaborations 2) develop existing collaborations 3) promote knowledge exchange with non-academic partners and 4) establish hubs for UK universities in a particular area to enable wider engagement. Collaborations will focus on specific areas linked to the priorities identified by the partner country and must promote the economic development and welfare of the partner country. Applicants must also consider opportunities to develop early career researchers in their activities. Grants range from £50,000 - £300,000 over two years. Deadline Friday 12 June, 16:00.
Partner Countries: Egypt, Indonesia, Thailand
The Newton Fund Impact Scheme (NFIS) offer current and previous Newton Fund grant holders the opportunity to apply for £160,000 for up to two years to 1) initiate or increase policy engagements or user engagement and 2) initiate or increase engagement with impact multipliers (e.g. businesses, NGOs, charities). Country-specific eligibility and grant holder eligibility criteria apply, so please read the guidance carefully before starting an application. Deadline Monday 15 June, 12:00 (midday).
Partner Country: South Africa
Travel Grants provide financial support for early career researcher in the partner country to undertake a 4-6 week international research placement in the UK to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities. This may include researchers who have previously participated in Researcher Links Workshops and aims to meet the same overarching objectives. The funding amount is based on pre-determined rates for directly incurred costs (please see guidance). Deadline Friday 12 June, 16:00.