Research Opportunities with Chile

The Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) in Chile is supporting the development of international research projects, in collaboration with the Newton Fund, which aims to promote scientific and innovation capacity in 15 emerging economies, including Chile’s.

There are two calls, covering Academic Mobility and Joint Research Projects.

The Academic Mobility grant aims to support scientific networking between British and Chilean researchers, and so to contribute to the development of Chilean human resources in specific areas relevant to national development.

–          Can cover: training internships for Chileans in the UK, academic workshops in Chile, academic visits in both directions and for access to equipment in the UK.

–          Amount of funding: Maximum grant is around £18,000 ($CLP 16.500.000).

–          Eligible fields: all

–          How to apply: The application must be made to CONICYT by Chilean researchers/research groups, but must include the participation of British researchers. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2014 at 16:00hrs (Chilean time).

–          Further information: can be found here

The Joint Research Grant aims to strengthen collaboration between teams of researchers in Chile and the UK with the aim of achieving global-standard scientific research, and contributing to the development of Chilean human resources in areas relevant to national development.

–          Can cover: The funding may be used for salaries for project participants, travel and living expenses  for internships in the UK for Chilean researchers, travel and living expenses for visits to Chile for British researchers, equipment, consultancy, seminars etc.

–          Amount of funding: The maximum grant is around £55,000 ($CLP 50.000.000) per year for three years.

–          Eligible fields: all

–          How to apply/eligibility: The application must be made to CONICYT by Chilean researchers/research groups, but must include the participation of British researchers with a grant from the Research Councils. The deadline for applications is 5 June 2014 at 16.00hrs (Chilean time).

–          Further information: can be found here

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