Researcher Links Workshop
Domingo, 10 de Setembro de 2017Quarta-feira, 13 de Setembro de 2017
Recife, PE

Researcher Links workshop:  Smart Technology for Fighting Zika-Virus Epidemics

UK coordinator: Professor Ebad Banissi, Head of Big Data & Informatics Research Group, Division of Computing & Informatics, School of Engineering, London South Bank University, UK.

Brazil coordinator: Professor Fernando Buarque de Lima Neto, Associate Professor, School of Engineering,University of Pernambuco, Brazil.

Discipline: Health Informatics
Remotely and highly distributed sensed data, Analytics and Visual sensing of micro-macro environment health welfare.

Dates: September 10 - 13, 2017.

Venue: Marante Plaza Hotel – Av. Boa Viagem, 1070 – Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil – CEP 51011-000 

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ 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 to participate in the above workshop. 

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up 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 Facepe/Fapitec will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in-country.


The full application below must be completed and submitted by 17 July 2017.


  • Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form, available in this link 
  • Application must be submitted before the above deadline
  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience – workshop organisers define the prerequisites according to field of research / discipline) and having up to 10 years 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) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Brazil
  • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop. 


  • Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop
  • Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop
  • Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop 
  • Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes 


Applicants will be notified by email 2 months prior to the workshop. 


Equal opportunities and diversity are at the heart of the British Council’s cultural relations ambitions. While recognising that some research fields are dominated by one particular gender, coordinators are encouraged to work towards an equal gender balance, promote diversity. They must not exclude applicants on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organisers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of Early Career Researchers with special needs will be given. 

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