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UK-China Researcher Link Workshop on The Electrification of Road Transport

Monday 17th December 2018 - Thursday 20th December 2018


APPLICATION DEADLINE 15th September 2018

Call for participants to UK-China workshop on the Electrification of Road Transport (WERT18)

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Tianjin, China on 17-20 December 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Jin Xuan at Loughborough University and Dr Kui Jiao at Tianjin University, and will have contributions from other leading researchers.

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 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 NSFC will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa, and travel insurance will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in-country.

Application and Deadline:

The full application below must be completed and submitted by 15 September 2018 to: j.xuan@lboro.ac.uk

Eligibility Criteria:

– Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form

– 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. https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/europe/career-development/training-researchers/research-profiles-descriptors .

– Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution in the UK

–  Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.

Quality Assessment

– 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

Selection Procedure:

– Eligibility check

– Quality assessment

Notification of results:

Applicants will be notified by email 1 months prior to the workshop.

Equal Opportunities

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, co-ordinators 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.

Further details here.


Monday 17th December 2018
Thursday 20th December 2018


Tianjin University
135 Yaguan Road
Tianjin, 300350 China
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