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International Office Partnership Funds: Calls now open

The partnership funds, which have supported collaborations across the globe in key developed and emerging research economies including Brazil, China, India, USA, Singapore and South Africa, are intended to encourage partnerships that will lead to the development of important global research collaborations.

Brazil Partnership Fund

The Brazil partnership fund seeks to support new and early-stage research collaborations, particularly those with inter- and multi-disciplinary proposals and offers awards of up to £5k per year for up to two years. There will be a further opportunity to apply to the Brazil Partnership Fund 2014-15 to develop collaborations with leading Brazilian institutions.

Application
The deadline for application to the Brazil Partnership Funds is 5pm on Wednesday 26 November.
Applications will be reviewed by an academic panel chaired by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Awards will be made up to the value of £5,000 per year for up to two years, and first year funds have to be spent before 31 July 2015.

International Partnership Funds

The International Office are also opening their call for the International Partnership Fund for 2015-16. The fund is open to applications for collaboration with leading institutions in any country, but priority will be given to the following areas:
- China, Japan, South Korea
- India, Singapore, Indonesia
- USA, Canada, Mexico
- Sub-Saharan Africa

Application
The deadline for these applications is 5pm on Friday 20 March 2015.
There is also the opportunity to apply for funds for activities that will take place before the end of the current financial year (31 July2015). The deadline to apply for this funding is 5pm on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Find out more

Full details of the application procedure and eligibility criteria can be found on the International Office webpages. Colleagues considering making an application to either of the partnership funds are advised to contact either Marie Smithers, (extension 23814) or Sarah Patrick, (extension 22647).
Further information about previous successful applications can also be found via their case studies.