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Newton RCUK-Colciencias Research Partnerships Call 2017

Newton RCUK-Colciencias Research Partnerships Call 2017

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (Colciencias) are pleased to invite applications to the Newton RCUK-Colciencias Research Partnerships Call 2017.

This initiative will provide funding for internationally competitive, transformative and high-quality collaborative research projects which address a broad range of areas related to post-conflict transitions in Colombia under three main themes:  participation and inclusion, working towards reconciliation, and education for peacebuilding.

This call aims to bring together researchers from Colombia and the UK, as well as civil society practitioners and public sector stakeholders in order to allow the pursuit of shared research interests. Research proposals should be focused on research that will benefit the Colombian nation in general and at least one of the 170 municipalities targeted under the Development Programs with a Regional Focus (PDET) in particular. More information can be found here (only in Spanish).

The Newton Fund requires that the UK funding is awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines. All applications under this call must therefore be compliant with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidance and demonstrate this compliance within the written proposal.

Consortia should consider how their proposal makes the best use of available expertise in the UK and Colombia, the added value of collaboration and how the proposal will meet the ODA requirements of this Newton Fund activity.  

Application process

Research proposals should be jointly developed but UK and Colombian applicants must apply separately for funding. On the UK side, proposals must be submitted by the UK Research Organisation using the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-SS).

The call deadline is 16:00 GMT (11:00 am COT) on Thursday 30 November 2017.

On the Colombian side, applicants should apply via Colciencias’ institutional portal.

Key Dates

  • Closing date for full stage proposals – 16:00 GMT Thursday 30 November 2017
  • RCUK and Colciencias Joint Panel Meeting – Week commencing 9 April 2018
  • Decisions announced – By April 2018
  • Grants commence – By 14 May 2018

Call documents and further information about the call can be found on the RCUK website.