Research Environment Links (REL) Grant is part of the Newton Fund Professional Development and Engagement (PDE) programme, provided by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and delivered by the British Council. The Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth.
REL grants aim to support international collaboration through training programmes, the exchange of knowledge and best practice, the development and implementation of pilot activities in the areas relevant to the Newton capacity building strands. The partnerships are led by institutions in Vietnam in conjunction with an expert counterpart organisation in the UK. This call is designed to be flexible and responsive to in-country needs, allowing applicants to establish collaboration on areas linked to country priorities and development needs, and to then bring in relevant UK expertise.
After consultation with the UK and Vietnamese reviewers and panellists, the British Council, one of the Newton Fund’s delivery partners would like to announce the awarding of a total grant amount of about GBP600,000 to the following six projects which will be implemented over the next two years 2017 – 2019.