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Workshop Title: Closed Loop Green Technologies for Rural Communities

UK coordinator: Dr. Priti Parikh, University College London, Chadwick Building, London, WC1E6BT, United Kingdom
Partner Country coordinator: Dr. Ram Chandra, Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110 016, India
Discipline: Rural Development and Technology
Dates and venue: 11–13 September 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110 016, India
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 will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the Newton Fund, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance. The Newton Fund accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in-country.

Application and Deadline:
The full application below must be completed and submitted by the 14th July 2017 to: and
Eligibility 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: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience in the field of rural development, environmental engineering, civil engineering, design of infrastructure, built environment, energy) with up to 10 year’s post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced 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 India.
    - 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 two 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.
Workshop Application Form - view and download.



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