What is Researcher Link (RL)?

Researcher Links is designed to provide financial support to bring together a UK and Brazilian cohort of early career researchers to take part in a workshop focusing on building links for future collaboration and enhancing the researchers’ career opportunities. The workshop will be coordinated by two leading researchers one from a UK institution, plus one working in a Brazilian institution.

Can take part of the Workshop:

  • Two (2) workshop coordinators: one from the UK and one from Brazil;
  • Four (4) mentors: two from the UK and two from Brazil;
  • Maximum of twenty eight (28) early career researchers: 14 from the UK and 14 from Brazil, to be selected by the Workshop coordinators by means of an open call. Early career researchers must have a PhD, obtained less than 10 years prior to the workshop – All of the selected young researchers will be sponsored by the workshop organisation.

The Workshops will be held in English, which means that all the participants must be fluent in English.

Application and Deadline:

The full application below must be completed and submitted until .

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form
  • Application must be submitted before the above deadline
  • Participants must be early career researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD for less than 10 years on the starting date of the workshop.
  • Participants must be affiliated to UK and Brazil 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.

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 organizers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of early career researchers with special needs will be given.