Segunda-feira, 11 de Junho de 2018Sexta-feira, 15 de Junho de 2018
Botucatu, SP

Applications are closed

UK Coordinator: Dr. Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, The University of Nottingham
Brazil Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu - UNESP
Discipline: Health and Social Care
Dates: 11-15 June 2018 (5 day programme)
Venue:  Botucatu (SP), Brazil

The Researcher Links programme provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. 

As part of this programme, we are now recruiting early career researchers (ECRs) to participate in the above workshop (to a maximum of 30 candidates). The 5 day workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops ECRs will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster with short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers and mentors from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. 

The British Council and FAPESP will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and some subsistence. Visa costs will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance for the purposes of this workshop, however please note that the cost of this will not be covered. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in-country. 

Application deadline: rolling call ending on 26 March 2018 (early applications are encouraged). Selected candidates will be contacted by email.


  • Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links online application form. Please do not submit any other documentation.
  • Application must be submitted before the deadline date (26 March 2018, 5pm local time).
  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers (ECRs). ECRs are defined as being awarded a PhD within the last 10 years, or having equivalent research experience.  – workshop organisers define the prerequisites according to field of research/discipline) and having up to 10 year’s post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers.
  • Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc.) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in the state of São Paulo.

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