Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop

Segunda-feira, 12 de Setembro de 2016 até Quinta-feira, 15 de Setembro de 2016
Passo Fundo, RS

Developing Legal Research Networks around AgriTechnology and Agricultural Multifunctionality in Brazil and the United Kingdom

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and CONFAP will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil from 12th to 15th September 2016.

The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Brian Jack (Queen’s University, Belfast, UK) and Professor José Renato Cella (IMED, Passo Fundo, Brazil), and will have contributions from other leading researchers, Dr. Ana Cláudia Farranha (University of Brasília, Brazil) and Professor Lynda Warren (Aberystwyth University, UK).

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers (ECR) from the UK and Brazil to apply to attend this workshop. Thirty four (34) ECRs will be selected by the coordinators, 17 from the UK and 17 from Brazil. The workshop will adopt a broad interpretation of ‘agritechnology’. The coordinators therefore welcome applications from potential participants offering a broad range of perspectives on the regulation of agritechnology.

The major goal of the workshop is to establish a sustainable group of researchers who will develop strong links between legal and non-legal actors in academia, government, commerce and the NGO community. The workshop will focus on developing a network of researchers to promote future collaboration, in both research and education, between ECRs in the UK and Brazil. The network will also have an important role in promoting engagement with the wider community. The workshop will also examine opportunities for career development amongst participating ECRs.

The workshop will be held in English. Participants will be expected to deliver a short presentation, on their research area and its relationship to the workshop theme, and to take part in group discussions over each of the four days of the workshop. The costs of travel to the workshop and of accommodation and meals whilst attending the workshop will be covered by the Researcher Links programme. Participants will be individually responsible for obtaining any travel visa they may require in order to attend. 

To be eligible for consideration ECRs must have obtained a PhD within the 10 years prior to the workshop though, in exceptional cases, the participation of senior doctoral students may be authorized. Participants must also have links to UK or Brazilian higher education or research institutions. Although most participants are likely to come from within the academic sector, we would also encourage applications from ECRs working in other areas. Applications are invited from researchers in all relevant disciplines. 

Applications are closed. For more information, please contact

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