About Newton - TRF PhD Placement Programme

The Newton - PhD Placement Programme aims to facilitate the capacity-building of individuals, and the creation of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and overseas institutions, through PhD scholarships, placements and partnerships. The spread of opportunities from individuals to institutional partnerships will ensure that individual excellence and potential is recognised, as well as embedding an approach at institutions to bring benefit to future generations of students and allow them to build on the strengthened relationships between the two countries. These opportunities will focus on research areas which have been identified at a national level as important for fulfilling Newton Fund goals.

Funding Opportunity

Under this programme, British Council Thailand in partnership with the Thailand Research Fund is opening a call for the participants to submit application. Scholars under the following programmes are eligible to apply:

  • Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Programme
  • Research and Researchers Funds for Industries (RRi)
  • International Research Network (IRN)

Through the support from both Newton Fund and Thailand Research Fund, the grant will fund a maximum of one-year placement in the UK.

Announcement of successful candidates

List of successful candidates for PhD Placements for Scholars 2018/19 can be downloaded below.

For more information, please contact Newton Fund team at tel 02 657 5633, newtonfund@britishcouncil.or.th.