Research Environment (RE) grants provide financial support for capacity strengthening and collaboration activities to develop and sustain medium- to long-term relationships proposed by applicant institutions in the UK and the partner countries. Proposals are designed by the Lead Applicant in the partner country, with the support of a UK Institution. RE are funded to respond to country need and meet the following criteria:
All RE grants will have the following three overarching objectives:
Proposals must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for funding under this Programme:
submitting one joint application.
– A not-for-profit higher education institution with the capacity to undertake high-quality research, including their Technology Transfer Offices.
– A Catapult Centre (in the case of the UK Principal Applicant)
– A not-for-profit research organisation with the capacity to undertake high-quality research.
The Lead Applicant’s institution in the partner country (the ‘Lead Institution’) must have the capacity to administer the grant and capacity must be confirmed in the support letter.
Lead Applicants can include in their proposals Associated Partners (from both the partner county and the UK) affiliated with:
For-profit organisations are not eligible to apply as Lead Institutions. Furthermore, for-profit organisations are not eligible to receive any grant funds, except to cover travel-associated costs.
Please send an enquiry to [email protected] if you are in doubt about the eligibility of your organisation.
Eligibility checks will be applied to all applications after the grant call closes. Those which are not led by an eligible institution will be rejected during these checks.
Lead applicants from Thailand must be employed at academic institutions or research/ not for-profit organisations based in Thailand.
Thematic Priority Area:
Research Environment Linkages for Open Access AI in Healthcare
The project aims to have Thai and UK researchers share experiences and research resources to build the research environment linkage and develop strategic research policy for open access AI in Healthcare system. The output may be the structured consortium between academic sector, healthcare sector, digital start-up sector, other relevant partners in Thailand and UK. The output may also include policy brief for strategic research policy or recommended guideline/protocol for sharing best practices and health data for open access AI in Healthcare system.
Call Open: 18 August 2023
Deadline: 6 October 2023
Duration of the grant: Up to 12 months
Grant Amount: Maximum £50,000.
Grant Payment structure:
100% of the grant will be paid on signature of the Grant Agreement with the UK institution and Thai institution. 50% of the grant will be paid to UK institution and another 50% of the grant will be paid to Thai institution.
The British Council will sign the Grant Agreements with the Lead Institution in the UK and will disburse 50% (up to £25K) of the total grant award to the UK Lead applicant following contract award.
PMU-B will sign the Grant Agreement with the Lead Institution in Thailand and disburse the other 50% (up to £25K) of the total grant award to the Thai Lead application following contract award.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 6 October 2023 23:59 UK time,. Applications must be submitted online at [email protected]. We recommend avoiding submitting applications at the last minute.
The applications must clearly identify how the proposed activities will contribute to achieving/enhancing the overall objectives of the project.
Applications must include:
If you experience problems with the application process, please contact [email protected] before the submission deadline. If you alert us to technical issues only after the deadline, we may not be able to take them into consideration when assessing the eligibility of your application.
Applicants are asked to confirm on the form that they have:
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An email confirming submission will be sent, enabling applicants to ensure their materials have been received in full. If you have not received this, please contact [email protected] within five days of the deadline, or your application will be considered ineligible.
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