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RCUK-CONICYT Research Partnerships Call: UK – Chile Call for Proposals


Announcement of awards

Ten awards have been made under this call and are listed in detail here . Also see further information.

Call details

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and National Commission for Scientific Research and Technology (CONICYT) are pleased to invite applications to the RCUK-CONICYT Research Partnerships Call.

This initiative will provide funding for high-quality collaborative research projects between UK and Chilean researchers which contribute to the economic development and welfare of Chile and to developing countries more broadly.  We invite proposals which address the following topics:

  • Disaster Management
  • Diet and health
  • Education, Inequality and Social Reform
  • Sustainable Aquaculture for Nutrition and Food Security

The objective is to deliver significant 2-3 year research funding for internationally competitive and innovative collaborative projects between researchers from Chile and the UK that will allow the pursuit of shared research interests.

Proposals within the themes listed above are welcomed from across the remits of the UK Research Councils.  Recognising the multidisciplinary nature of the thematic areas, the development of interdisciplinary collaborations is particularly welcome.

Consortia should consider how their proposal makes the best use of available expertise in the UK and Chile, the added value of collaboration and how the proposal will meet the ODA requirements of this Newton Fund activity.  Whilst still currently on the OECD DAC list, Chile may graduate from the list in the next few years and, as a result, and a condition of the Newton Fund, proposals must contribute towards the economic development and welfare of Chile and articulate a broader applicability to the issues of poor people globally.   

Application process

RCUK- CONICYT proposals must be submitted by the UK Research Organisation using the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S). The call will be open in Je-S from 27 August 2015 and application guidance and forms will be published by 27 August 2015. The call deadline is by 16:00 GMT 08 October 2015. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding.

Key Dates

  • Announce call for proposals - 5 August 2015
  • JeS system opens - 27 August 2015
  • Intention to submit - 17 September 2015
  • Closing date for proposals - 8 October 2015
  • RCUK and CONICYT Joint Panel - 30 November 2015
  • Decisions announced - Mid-December 2015
  • Successful proposals withdrawn from MRC JeS system by research offices and submitted to lead council by remit (not necessary for MRC-remit grants) - By 4 January 2016
  • Grants commence - 1 February 2016

Call documents

Application guidance and the Case for Support template will be available from 27 August.


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