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Call for Travel grant proposals under Researcher Links - Newton Fund Programme

August 25, 2014

The British Council in collaboration with the Higher Education International Unit and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) have launched a call for "Travel Grant Proposals" under Researcher Links - Newton Fund Programme to early career researchers (at the beginning of their research careers and have been awarded their PhD not more than 10 years prior to applying for the Travel Grants).

The programme, 'British Council Researcher Links', provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and partner countries to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.


Application process:
The application form must be completed online at (email submissions will not be accepted).
Remark: Please refer to Guideline for Travel Grant at


Specific Guideline for Thailand:

In-country partner organisation

Newton Fund country

Maximum duration of the visit allowed

Country/partner research priorities

Additional eligibility criteria

Call duration

Thailand Research Fund


6 months

Proposals from the Health and Life Sciences will be prioritized but the call is also open to proposals from the Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Only early career researchers can apply.

The call is open from now until midnight of 30/09/2014



travel costs

Accommodation & Subsistence*

(per month)
Maximum Visa costs

Maximum travel insurance costs

(per month)

Maximum consumables Maximum Total cost
£2,000 £1,500 £150 £65 £250 Duration of visit (month)
£5530 £7095 £8660 £10225 £11790

* The amount for travel to the UK will vary depending on which country the researcher is travelling from.

For more information, please contact:
Khun Sarita Suwannarat
Education Manager (Partnerships)
British Council Thailand
Telephone +66 (0)2 657 5634
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


About Newton Fund

The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (£75 million a year for 5 years starting 2014/15).  Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries.  This will support the continued excellence of the UK research base and innovation ecosystem and act as a golden key to unlock opportunities for wider collaboration and trade.


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