New research funding opportunities are becoming available in addition to ongoing collaborative projects.
The Scottish Government and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating and strengthening academic and research links between Scotland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Up to 10 awards are available in the 2012/13 financial year to experienced researchers who are in employment in either a Scottish university or research institution or a Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded institution. The 10 awards available will be divided equally between researchers based in Hong Kong and Scottish universities. Applications are welcome from researchers in the following research areas:
A British Council grant of up to £2,000 is available to support the development of strategic partnership discussions between UK institutions and potential partner institutions located in the following priority countries:
China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain) Nigeria, Ghana.
The UK-US New Partnership Fund accepts joint proposals from UK and US higher education institutions to develop partnerships. Full information and application forms for this and other funding opportunities are available at the British Council website.
EDINA is a JISC National Data Centre based at the University of Edinburgh providing online services and resources for UK Higher and Further Education. The Data Library assists staff and students in the discovery, access, use and management of datasets for research and teaching. Together they are a division of Information Services.
in 2010 EDINA hosted a six-month study visit by a senior member of the National Science Library, part of the Chinese Academy of Science. This follows a visit to Beijing by Peter Burnhill, EDINA’s Director, to address an open meeting of staff at the Academy’s Library in September 2009 and to help build long-term cooperation.
This article was published on Oct 2, 2012