Newton Researcher Links

Newton Researcher Links gives early career researchers from the UK and the Philippines the opportunity to form international connections through fully funded workshops and travel grants. 

The programme has run in around 19 other countries globally, and since the launch in 2013, thousands of researchers have benefited from Researcher Links. New international collaborations, networks and projects have already been formed directly from the earlier rounds of workshops.

Researcher Links will be running in the Philippines under the Newton Agham Programme to enable knowledge exchange, as well as skills and career development – areas that are important for sustainable development. This forms part of the UK’s official development assistance programme, to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

Researcher Links Workshops

Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and the Philippines to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research and open doors to new international opportunities. 

Researcher Links Workshop Grants in the Philippines are open to ERDT and ASTHRDP consortia members, and should target graduates for the same programmes as participants to the workshops. Only specific priority areas will be eligible for this year’s call for applications, namely:

  1. Improving environmental resilience: Improving understanding and mitigating the human and economic impacts of natural hazards; and 
  2. Agritech: Increasing agricultural productivity and addressing food security issues as production is likely to be hindered by the impacts of climate change.

Researcher Links Travel Grants

Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers in the Philippines to undertake an international research placement in the UK, and vice versa, to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity and enhance the researcher's career opportunities. Researcher Links Travel Grants in the Philippines are open to early-career researchers and researchers who have a Master’s degree and a publication track record, specifically three refereed publications.


Calls have closed for Researcher Links Travel and Workshop Grants this year.

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