The UK-ASEAN Institutional Links Early Career Researchers (ILECR) Scheme provides seed funding to senior researchers from higher education institutions in the UK and partner countries – Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
The funding enables the senior researchers to lead a team of UK and partner country early career researchers for 12 months to work on selected areas aligning to the Indo-Pacific Tilt and Sustainable Development Goals.
All projects funded are expected to support research and translation partnerships between the UK and partner country institutions, and stimulate new research impact on selected areas, while developing and broadening early career researchers’ professional knowledge, experience and skills in research and translation.
Part of the Going Global Partnerships programme, the British Council UK-ASEAN Institutional Links Early Career Researchers Scheme aims to:
- Contribute to capacity strengthening of early career researchers (ECRs)
- Support research and translation partnerships
- Establish new research links or significantly develop existing links, with the potential for longer term sustainability
The UK-ASEAN Institutional Links-Early Career Researchers Scheme is funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) through ASEAN Dialogue Partner Grant and delivered by the British Council.
Going Global Partnerships connects universities, colleges, education policy makers and other partners in the UK and around the world. The programme offers you vital international opportunities – the chance to build relationships, to share ideas and good practice, to access grant funding for collaborative partnerships and more. Find out more and apply now for our funding calls and opportunities.
A total of £250,000 is available for four countries, matched by country partner’s institutions. Two grants for Singapore and one each for Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand.
We invite interdisciplinary proposals on the following thematic areas from the above four countries only.
- AI and Cybersecurity: Singapore, Malaysia
- AgriTech and Biodiversity: Brunei, Thailand
Please see the guidelines for applicants document in the downloads section for further details.
Size of grant: Up to £50,000