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Cambridge Global Challenges

 

This programme is a sponsorship opportunity for UK and Chinese PhD students and their supervisors to spend a period of study of three to 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK.

Programme Outcomes

The PhD placement programme aims to promote the research capacity of PhD students, to build UK-China institutional exchanges and collaborations that benefit future students, and to strengthen UK-China links in research and innovation. 

The focus is on research areas that reflect the common interests and demands of both countries, including: 

  • health and life sciences
  • food and water security
  • environmental technologies
  • energy
  • urbanisation
  • education and creative economy for economic development and social welfare

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to UK and Chinese nationals who are currently enrolled, as PhD students, at accredited higher education institutions or research institutions in the UK or China respectively. UK students studying for their PhDs at institutions in China and Chinese students studying for their PhDs at institutions in the UK are not eligible. 

On the UK side, applications will be considered from all UK institutions with a strong research record in the agreed fields.

Special conditions

Please note, applicants must find a host institution in their target country and placements must start between January and December 2019.

 

For further information and to download the call guidelines please visit the British Council website.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorer half of the world’s population

  • Coordinator (Sara Serradas Duarte): sbas2@cam.ac.uk
  • Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here
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