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Welcome to our October newsletter

Featuring the latest opportunies, this month's newsletter talks about an upcoming Euraxess event, the Hall of FameLab event, the Nobel Prize, a BEIS research piece, and the Newton Prize for 2017.

Newton Fund calls

Deadlines are approaching for calls under the Newton Fund:

Latin America - Deadline 20 October; Travel grants and Workshop grants
Peru - Deadline 25 October; Travel grants and Workshop grants

Vitae event: EURAXIND workshop for EURAXESS members

Taking place at the British Council London offices, this two day workshop will provide an opportunity for EURAXESS members to come together to consider how institutions can support researchers to be more interesectorally mobile.  It will reveal the outcomes from the EURAXIND surveys and provide an early look at the EURAXIND support materials. This workshop will also provide the opportunity for EURAXESS members to network and share practice.

 The programme is split into two days with day 1 focusing on policy, whilst day 2 will consider more practical tools and outcomes.

Nobel Prize winner British Council project contributor

The participant of a British Council Russia/UK project, “British Science”, was the molecular biologist Richard Henderson - who recently won the Nobel prize 2017 in chemistry. Click the link below to watch the video with Richard's lecture.

Elsevier Report compares UK’s research performance with key nations

UK research continues to rank above the world average for quality, and the nation remains a key partner for global research collaboration and research mobility; however, its leadership position in the longer-term could be under threat.

Early Career Grants

Sky Ocean Rescue is partnering with National Geographic, an organization with a long-standing commitment to ocean protection, to fund explorers who are passionate about protecting our oceans. Call deadline: 1 January 2018

Hall of FameLab 2017

As part of EU Researchers' Night 2017, the Natural History Museum in London opened its doors until late for Science Uncovered; an evening of science talks, demonstrations and exhibitions. As part of this, The British Council held Hall of FameLab 2017. Seven scientists from across Europe presented three-minute science talks in an engaging and charismatic way.

Newton Prize 2017

Eleven British Council projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. The projects cover all four 2017 Newton Prize countries and tackle challenges such as genetic and infectious diseases, water pollutions, sustainable city development, food security, and early warning of natural disasters.

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