Researcher Links: Workshop

About Researcher Links: Workshop

Researcher Links gives early career researchers from the UK and Thailand the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded workshops and travel grants. The Researcher Links Workshops will bring together early-career researchers from the UK and Thailand to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research and open doors to new international opportunities. 

Call for application 2017/18

Thai co-funder

Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

Research priorities

1. Physical Science, Engineering and Infrastructure

2. Demographic change and migration

3. Education research and innovation for development

4. Social Sciences and Humanities

5. Economic growth

Duration of grants 3 - 5 days
Size of grant

Please note that your workshop may be selected to be granted by either Newton Fund or Thailand Research Fund upon availability of funding. You will need to accept the terms and conditions of either grant.

 

In case of contracted by Newton Fund, the rates are as follows:

  • International travel: £1000
  • Domestic travel: £150
  • Subsistence costs per person per day: £70
  • Event costs per person per day: £30
  • Additional workshop costs: £2200

In case of contracted by TRF, the rates are as follows:

  • International Travel: 60,000 THB
  • Domestic Travel: 6,000 THB
  • Subsistence:
  • UK researchers - 2,200 THB per person per day (if no meal provided), 1,540 THB per person per day (if 1 or 2 meals provided), or none (if all meals provided)
  • Thai researchers - 400 THB per person per day (if no meal provided), 280 THB per person per day (if 1 or 2 meals provided), or none (if all meals provided)
  • Speaker fee - 2,000 - 2,500 THB (Up to 3,000 THB for speaker who are professors)
  • Additional Workshop costs: £30 per person per day
Additional eligibility criteria

Given the importance of expanding collaboration among researchers, applicants are asked to explain how they plan to foster collaboration through the International Research Network (IRN).  The International Research Network (IRN) programme provides an excellent opportunity for establishing and strengthening collaborations between researchers in Thailand and foreign countries by providing a mobility fund to support Thai Ph.D. students to do research in an overseas laboratory and the exchange of postdoc researchers. In addition, in order to motivate the Thai academic institutes efficiently and contribute a wider international network for future collaborations, the IRN programme supports communications and visiting activities between collaborating researchers from Thailand and abroad, such as; having joint workshops, conferences and joint publications, or inviting other lecturers to join the team. This programme will create an opportunities for exchange of researchers and students, and facilitate more collaborations by allowing regular visits between collaborating institutes.

Open call for application

Apply for the programme today until 13 June 2017, 16.00 UK time (only online application is accepted). 

** Please note that one application only is required one Thai-UK partner **

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