Royal Society International Awards (Postdoc) in United Kingdom

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Royal Society International Awards (Postdoc) in United Kingdom

Designation/Position- Royal Society International Awards

Royal Society, United Kingdom invites application for Royal Society International Awards from eligible and interested candidates

About- This award offers an exciting opportunity to foster and promote international collaboration between outstanding research groups in the UK and overseas, with a view to supporting work on global challenges and problems facing developing countries. Royal Society International Awards

Research/Job Area- 

  • Biological research.
  • Chemistry.
  • Engineering.
  • Mathematics.
  • Physics.

Location- United Kingdom

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You can apply for this scheme if you:

  • are a UK-based researcher (lead applicant)
  • have a collaborator based overseas (overseas co-applicant)

Both the UK-based lead applicant and the overseas co-applicant should be research leaders with an established track record in their field of research.

You must demonstrate evidence of leading a strong research group as well as leadership within the research community, in particular making a substantial contribution to the identification and execution of independent research.

As a guide, research group would expect both applicants to have at a minimum 8 years of active post-PhD research experience.

Job/Position Description- 

This scheme provides up to £75,000 per year for up to three years and will be dependent on case for support. 

The International Collaboration Award can be used flexibly on activities directly relevant to supporting collaboration between the UK applicant, overseas co-applicant and their research groups. Requests can include:

  • research expenses 
  • travel and subsistence for the applicants or members of their team 
  • contribution towards research assistance 
  • small pieces of equipment (no more than £10,000 per item)

Please note that the duration of funding is subject to the renewal of the Society’s GCRF funding.

The objectives of these challenge awards are to: 

  • support the development of sustainable collaborative partnerships between outstanding researchers in the UK and the best research groups in developing countries to generate new approaches to the most significant and complex problems faced by developing countries 
  • strengthen research capacity in developing countries through collaboration, sharing of knowledge and skills and exchange of staff between research groups in the UK and their partners in developing countries
  • attract outstanding international scientists from developing countries and their teams to work with the UK’s best universities and research institutions
  • support the research of the best UK scientists working in fields relevant to the Global Challenges to formulate new approaches to global development problems

How to Apply- 

Applications should be submitted through the Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant®. 

Your application will go through the process detailed on the Making a grant application page overseen by the International Collaboration Awards Panel.

For Contact- [email protected] 

Last Date for Apply– 31 December 2019

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