British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge Grants 2020

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Call for proposals for British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge Grants 2020: grant funding for interdisciplinary research workshops on climate change. Combating climate change and its impact is very critical for promoting global development that is sustainable. This call is one of many activities that the British Council is delivering in the run-up to COP26 which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021.

British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge Grants 2020

The aim is to harness the power of people all over the world, most especially the young people and those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This is made to connect and collaborate through culture and education to combat climate change.

British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge Grants 2020

The British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge grants are designed to offer financial support to host virtual research workshops. This is mostly for participants from the UK and partner countries to work on innovative solutions to development challenges that are caused by climate change.

Lead applicants are required to take an interdisciplinary approach by bringing together early career researchers from different fields to work on existing challenges in partner countries to find a solution to the issues of climate change.

As part of the workshops, participating in early career researchers can actually apply for funding prizes to further develop their research. This is really great for young researchers who are not financially buoyant.

Workshops must take place before the end of August 2021 to allow for relevant outcomes that are to be featured in the lead up to COP26.

British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge Grants 2020 Deadline

27 November 2020, 16:00 UK time

Priority areas

Workshop themes proposed by Lead Applicants must address climate change-related problems and must meet the needs of partner countries.

The workshop themes should align with one or more of the COP26 priorities Complex problems such as climate change cannot be addressed from the perspective of one discipline alone.

The themes must also be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And also, must have a particular focus on Goal 13 (Climate Action) contributing to the global targets as stated in the guidelines for applicants.

ODA requirement

All applications must meet the required resources or relevance to economic development or social welfare of any partner country. For more detailed info, visit the download.

Partner Countries

Invitation proposals between the UK and the following partner countries;

  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • Brazil

Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply for the British Council Researcher Links Climate Challenge Grants 2020

Please download and read fully the documents in the Downloads section using the download link above.

A Word version of the application form is provided to help you prepare your application. Please note that this is provided for preparation purposes only and must not be used to submit applications.

When you are ready to apply, please click on the link to launch the online application form.


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