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Welcome to our March newsletter

Here you will find some upcoming deadlines from our Euraxess UK portal, details about the 2020 call for the Newton Prize, opportunities in Peru, and an article to commemorate International Women's Day.

Upcoming Deadlines

31 March 2020: the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is awarding grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of science and engineering, mathematics, business studies, education and more. Schools, universities and professional groups can apply.

29 February 2020: Cardiff University is seeking graduates with specialities in spatial planning, human geography or similar, to research and develop digital tools to help evaluate development trends in the Cardiff area. Funding is available for this KESS2 project.


In the light of COVID-19, we understand that this is a difficult time for the education sector and for educators and research professionals across the globe. We have always believed that education connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever. We hope that through new approaches to our work, we will continue to provide opportunities for scientists and researchers around the world during a difficult and unpredictable time.


To see more of what you can expect from the British Council over the coming months see our website.

The women of IAESTE

To celebrate International Women's Day, which took place earlier this month, we spoke with several women who have recently taken part in the IAESTE programme. The programme, which sees STEM students undertake technical placements around the world, has changed the career paths for a lot of female scientists and researchers. We hear from a handful of them in this article.

Newton Professional Development and Engagement Programme Peru - Pillar of Innovation

A consultant is being sought to help organisations in Peru produce a methodology which can identify the big human capital gaps in the forestry sector in the country. Find out how you can apply.

Newton Professional Development and Engagement Programme Peru - Scientific Advisory Unit

A technical expert is required to support key stakeholders in Peru in creating a fit-for-purpose scientific advice unit or scheme, which will provide intelligence and scientific advice to institutions responsible for public policy. Find out how you can get involved.

The Alliance Hubert Curien Programme

This joint initiative between the governments of the UK and France is offering higher education institutions funding to support mobility for early career science researchers.

Newton Prize 2020

The Newton Prize is an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of Newton Fund partner countries.

The Newton Prize 2020 call for applications is now open. This year the prize will be awarded for outstanding research and innovation partnerships between the UK and Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa, and Turkey respectively.

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