Trans-boundary and intercultural research in partnership is challenging. This is particularly the case when cooperation takes place between rich and poor countries. This guide is based on 11 principles and 7 key questions. They aim to build research partnerships in the most constructive, balanced and results-oriented manner.
The 11 principles address basic challenges and offer practical guidance. Applying these eleven principles should support the partners in building trust and assuming mutual responsibility. The 7 key questions deal with issues that can hinder or facilitate meaningful cooperation in different contexts. They make it easier to understand the nature and context of the partnership.
With the Global BUzz China event taking place on 10th February 2016, here is a quick round-up of research opportunities and sources of information regarding collaborative working with Chinese partners.
The first port of call for BU staff to locate current funding opportunities is via our subscription to Research Professional. A search has been set up in the Bournemouth University groups. To access these, just log in and click on ‘Bournemouth University’ on the top right of your screen. You will then be able to select ‘Country – China’ from the list and use the search which has been set up to locate current and future calls. If you are not sure how to use Research Professional, please refer to the recent blog post.
From these opportunities, the following are highlighted for you to consider:
- Newton Fund – do you have a contact in China who would benefit from a Newton International Fellowship?
- Do you need support to travel to China to conduct research? Then the British Academy Sino-British Fellowship Trust may suit your needs.
- Through the China–UK research and innovation bridges competition, Innovate UK, RCUK and MoST have up to £16 million to invest in collaborative research & development projects that propose new commercial solutions to challenges impacting the socio-economic growth & development of China in relation to energy, healthcare, urbanisation and agri-food.
Other useful sources of information include:
Keep an eye on this blog for futher international funding opportunities!
The Newton Fund have announced the following international funding opportunities with their closing dates. If you wish to apply for any of these, please contact Emily Cieciura, Research Facilitator – EU & International as soon as possible.
The Newton Fund will be announcing a number of international opportunities on 13 July 2015.
- Researcher Links Workshops
- Researcher Links Travel Grants
- Institutional Links under the Newton Fund
- PhD Opportunities between the UK and India
Make sure that you check the blog w/c 13/7/15 for more information as this is released to us.
Why not find out more about the Newton Fund and their current opportunities in preparation for the new calls?
If the answer is yes, then consider the Newton Fund:
The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund operated by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It provides £75 million a year for five years, starting from 2014/15, and the intention is that UK funding is matched by partner countries. Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries.
The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. The first years of the Fund will cover 15 countries: China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Egypt and Kazakhstan.
Find out about current opportunities, which include:
If you are interested in these or other international funding streams, please contact Emily Cieciura, Research Facilitator – EU and International or the Funding Development Officer for your Faculty
WHRI ACADEMY fellowship programme: THIRD CALL FOR PROPOSALS at WHRI QMUL
DEADLINE for submission of proposals: 24 April 2015, 17h00 UK time
The Third Call for Proposals of the William Harvey International Translational Research Academy programme (WHRI-ACADEMY) was launched in January 2015.
All the documentation related to the Third Call for Proposals is available in the “Application pack” section of the project’s website: www.whri-academy.eu
To be eligible, the candidates:
1) Must be in possession of a PhD degree or have at least 4 years of full-time research experience
2) Must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the chosen host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior of the deadline for submission of applications
3) Must choose a host lab among the institutions already enrolled in our programme – http://www.whri-academy.eu/host-organisations
4) The chosen Supervisor must match the COFUND contribution. Please note that the COFUND contribution is a flat-rate, fixed amount per fellow-year (€29,800.00 multiplied by the Marie Curie country corrector coefficient)
For further details and or clarifications:
Last week BU Professor Edwin van Teijlingen attended the international conference ’Optimising Childbirth Across Europe (Optimise2014)’ [http://optimisebirth.com/] in Brussels, Belgium. This new conference in the maternity care field was based on the work of the COST (Co-operation in Science and Technology) Action IS0907. This Action, over the period 2010-2014, set out to advance scientific knowledge about ways of improving maternity care provision and outcomes for mothers, babies and families across Europe by understanding what works, for who, in what circumstances, and by identifying and learning from the best.
As part of this COST Action several academics have spent time over the past three years at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health. Susanne Grylka-Bäschlin a Swiss midwife studying at Hannover Medical School, Germany, studied cultural differences in postnatal quality of life among German-speaking women in Switzerland and Germany. See gave an excellent oral presentation of this first ever study to translate and apply the Mother-Generated Index in German. Mother-Generated Index was originally developed by Dr. Andrew Symon who is based at the University of Dundee [http://dundee.academia.edu/AndrewSymon ].
A further BU contribution to the conference involved the work of another European visitor to the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health. Dr. Ans Luyben, a Dutch midwife working in Switzerland presented a poster based on work in Switzerland at the COST Action conference at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Professor Edwin van Teijlingen
Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health