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Research Councils UK (RCUK) and National Commission for Scientific Research and Technology (CONICYT) are pleased to invite applications to the Newton RCUK-CONICYT Broadening Impact Call 2017.

This initiative will provide funding for internationally competitive, transformative and high-quality collaborative research projects between UK, Chilean and other Latin American DAC list country researchers which contribute to the economic development and welfare of developing countries in Latin America. The Newton Fund requires that the UK funding is awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines. All applications under this call must therefore be compliant with Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidance  and demonstrate this compliance within the written proposal.

Proposals which address the theme Energy-Food-Water-Environment Nexus and which involve are invited. Recognising the multidisciplinary nature of the Energy-Food-Water-Environment Nexus thematic area, the development of interdisciplinary collaborations is particularly welcomed

Due to Chile’s graduation from the DAC list this year, and as a condition of the Newton Fund and ODA requirements, the projects should focus on the application of Chilean and UK expertise to address wider global development challenges. The outputs of the research must be transferable to other DAC list countries.  

In total up to £1 million will be made available on the UK side with up to £500 000 from CONICYT. It is expected that two to three proposals will be funded dependent on quality. 

RCUK- CONICYT proposals must be submitted by the UK Research Organisation using the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S). Please read more about further call specifications, other key dates and about the application process here.


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