Opportunities for international exchange of researchers
The Newton Fund, a fund set up by the UK government to promote economic development and social welfare in a range of countries that receive development assistance, has set up a project to promote knowledge of biodiversity with its partners in South America.
In order to support a transnational, collaborative approach, it has launched research funding opportunities for Researcher Links Regional Biodiversity Workshops and Researcher Links Biodiversity Travel Grants across six countries – Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.
Led by the Newton Fund teams across the region, in partnership with local funding agencies, this funding aims to enhance scientific collaboration by promoting an international exchange of researchers between UK universities and universities from partner countries in the region.
The priority areas are:
- understanding habitats and species
- biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy
- global climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems
- Maintaining and restoring natural capital.