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Deadline extended_Integrative methods in Structural Biology to enhance high impact research in health and disease


UK coordinator: Prof David Stuart

Uruguay coordinator: Dr Alejandro Buschiazzo

Theme: Structural Biology/Biological and Medical Sciences

Dates and venue: 16th to 19th February 2016, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo

The British Council have launched a new one-year programme to encourage international research collaboration between ambitious young researchers from the UK and eighteen countries around the world.

The “Researcher Links” programme, now funded under the Latin America Science & Innovation Fund, provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK andUruguay to interact, to learn from each other and to explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

As part of this programme, a ‘call to action’ was issued in November 2015 for leading researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of these countries which will bring together early career researchers to discuss their research and start to build international relationships.

Successful applicant organisations from the UK and Uruguay are now recruiting early career researchers and PhD students, welcoming applications to attend the above workshop.

The workshops 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 poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Uruguay. 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 Latin America Science & Innovation Fund, through the British Council, will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Participants must have travel and medical insurance.

More information available here

Application and Deadline:

The full application must be completed and submitted by the 10th of January 2016 to

Please be brief in the application, if you have any question on how to fill the form send us a message to or

Uruguayan applicants are invited to use the application form sent as an attachmen to the lastest announcement by the Institute Pasteur in Montevideo launched in Uruguay and the region.

Eligibility Criteria:

-       Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form

-       Application must be submitted before the above deadline

-       Applications will be accepted only from early career researchers, or from students that are enrolled in a PhD programme at the time of application. Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD for less than 10 years on the starting date of the workshop, and will be given priority in the selection process.

-       Participants must be affiliated to UK and Uruguay higher education or research institutions at the time of the application.

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

-       CV review

Notification of results:

Applicants will be notified by email 1 month prior to the workshop.

Equal Opportunities

The British Council is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in all its activities and this includes the avoidance of any bias in the assessment of applications due to gender, disability, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religious belief.  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.