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Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Kenya Application





Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Application

How Resilient Manufacturing can solve the unemployment problem in Kenya


UK Coordinator: Dr Islam Shyha, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK 

Kenya Coordinator: Dr Hussein Jama, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Discipline: Manufacturing

Dates: 18th September to 21st September 2018 (4 day programme)

Venue: University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya


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

As part of this programme, we are now recruiting early career researchers to participate in the above workshop.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster or short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

The British Council will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel, accommodation and subsistence. Costs for visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in-country.


Application Deadline

7 July 2018 (early applications are encouraged)


Eligibility Criteria

- Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form below

- Application must be submitted before the above deadline

- Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience.

- Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc.) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Kenya.

- Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.


Quality Assessment

- Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop

- Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop

- Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop

- Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes


Selection Procedure

- Eligibility check

- Quality assessment


Notification of results

Applicants will be notified by email 2 months prior to the workshop.


Equal Opportunities

Equal opportunities and diversity are at the heart of the British Council’s cultural relations ambitions. While recognising that some research fields are dominated by one particular gender, co-ordinators are encouraged to work towards an equal gender balance, promote diversity. They must not exclude applicants on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organisers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of Early Career Researchers with special needs will be given.



Application Form

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