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 (July 2017/18)

The British Council under the Newton Fund in partnership with the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) is now accepting applications for 2 calls of Regional Researcher Links: Workshops 2017/18. In addition to the UK and Thailand, the Regional Workshops also cover travel expenses for researchers from ASEAN countries to attend the workshop in Thailand. 

Option 1
Thai co-funder

Thailand Research Fund (TRF)

Research priorities

Environmentally-related issues

  • Environmental hazards and health related issues; or
  • Environmental and social issues; or
  • Environmental problems
Duration of grants 3 - 5 days
Additional eligibility criteria
  • This workshop will fund researchers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam only (as participants and mentors). Researchers from other countries must cover their own costs
  • The workshop must include two regional mentors from two different countries out of the four countries mentioned above
  • The workshop must take place in Thailand
Size of grant

Maximum grant size: £25,000

  • International travel: £1,000 for UK researchers
  • Domestic travel: £130 for Thai researchers
  • Regional travel: £300 for Indonesian, Malaysian, Philippine and Vietnamese researchers
  • Subsistence costs per person per day: £48 for UK, Indonesian, Malaysian, Philippine and Vietnamese researchers, £8 for Thai researchers
  • Event costs per person per day: £30
  • Additional workshop costs: £2,200 (Further details of this cost must be provided to TRF for approval once the workshop is being granted and will need to follow the TRF guidelines for grants funding rates. The amount may change according to the budget available)
Option 2
Thai co-funder

National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI)

Research priorities
  • Food-Water-Energy Nexus
  • Health and Medicine
  • Smart Farming
  • Industry 4.0 and Digital Tech Solutions for SMEs
Duration of grants 3 - 5 days
Additional eligibility criteria
  • The workshop application must demonstrate an ability to provide recommendations for strategic research and innovation agenda solutions to major challenges of concern to ASEAN citizens
  • The workshop must take place in Thailand
  • Workshop participants are open to all countries in ASEAN (Brunei and Singapore participants must cover own costs)
Size of grant

Maximum grant size: £32,000

  • International travel: £1,000 for UK researchers
  • Domestic travel: £150 for Thai researchers
  • Regional travel: £300 for ASEAN researchers
  • Subsistence costs per person per day: £70 for all researchers
  • Event costs per person per day: £30
  • Additional workshop costs: £2,200


Open call for application

Apply for the programme today until 19 September 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.