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NFRL Workshop: Bio-Photonics for Neglected Diseases

Bio-Photonics for Neglected Diseases

UK coordinator: B M Azizur Rahman
Partner Country coordinator: Hugo E. Hernandez Figueroa
Discipline: Bio-Photonics
Date and Venue: 11 – 13 November 2019, UNICAMP, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The programme, Newton Fund 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 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 Newton Fund and FAPESP will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa, if necessary will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur with travel or accommodation arrangements or any other issues participants might experience when the participants are away from their home.

Application Deadline

The full application below must be completed and submitted by 5 November 2019 (early applications are encouraged).

Elegibility Criteria

• Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form
• Application must be submitted before the above deadline
• Participants must be Early Career Researchers (defined as a researcher holding a PhD - or equivalent experience - and up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Established Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers
• 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 Brazil
• 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
• Equal opportunities

Notification of results

Applicants will be notified by email 1 month 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, coordinators are encouraged to work towards an equal gender balance and promote diversity. They must not exclude applicants on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, social status 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.

Workshop Application Form

Please complete the application form below:
1. This workshop is for early career researchers. Please confirm that you’re within 10 years of being awarded your PhD. *This question is required.
3. Gender *This question is required.To monitor statistic participation – this will not be considered during assessment
This question requires a valid email address.
This question requires a valid number format.
Academic career, publications, markers of esteem, and any other relevant information – no more than ½ page of A4.
i.e. CV lattes, Institution, ResearchGate, LinkedIn or other.
Please give a summary of your area of research. Maximum 300 words.

Please describe your motivation for attending the workshop and how the workshop matches your professional development needs (150 words).

Please describe the expected impact of your participation to the workshop on your personal and professional development, including your ability to work internationally.

Please indicate how you will disseminate the outcomes of the workshops and the new knowledge/skills you expect to gain.

15. LANGUAGE SKILLS *This question is required.Workshops will take place in English as standard. Please indicate your ability to work and communicate in English (interpreters may be provided if necessary).

Please use this space to give any additional information that you feel is relevant for the application (150 words).