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Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grants 2020 for Early Career Researchers

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from partner countries to visit a university or research institution in the UK.

Application Deadline: 12th June, 2020

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To Be Taken At (Country): UK

About the Award: Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities.

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations.

Type: Grants


  • Applicants must be based either in the partner country listed above, and be affiliated with a recognised publicly funded research establishment or public or private Higher Education Institution. For full details, please see the Application Guidelines available from the downloads section.
  • Travel may only be from the partner country to the UK.
  • Generally Travel Grants are only open to early-career researchers. Please read the guidelines for further information and contact us if you are in doubt.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the guidelines document available from the downloads section below for full eligibility criteria.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Duration of Program: 4-6 weeks

How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete the application.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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