Research Councils UK (RCUK) and National Commission for Scientific Research and Technology (CONICYT) are pleased to invite applications to the Newton RCUK-CONICYT Broadening Impact Call 2017.

This initiative will provide funding for internationally competitive, transformative and high-quality collaborative research projects between UK, Chilean and other Latin American DAC list country researchers which contribute to the economic development and welfare of developing countries in Latin America.

We invite proposals which address the theme: Energy-Food-Water-Environment Nexus. Recognising the multidisciplinary nature of the thematic area, the development of interdisciplinary collaborations is particularly welcomed.

The Newton Fund requires that the UK funding is awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines. All applications under this call must therefore be compliant with Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidance  and demonstrate this compliance within the written proposal.

Due to Chile’s graduation from the DAC list this year, and as a condition of the Newton Fund and ODA requirements, the projects should focus on the application of Chilean and UK expertise to address wider global development challenges. The outputs of the research must be transferable to other DAC list countries.

Consortia should consider how their proposal makes the best use of available expertise in the UK, Chile and other Latin American DAC list countries, the added value of collaboration and how the proposal will meet the ODA requirements of this Newton Fund activity.

How to apply

For this call, you must complete an intention to submit form. Please note if you do not submit an intention to submit form by the deadline you may not be allowed to apply at full stage.

You should complete your intention to submit by 16:00 (UK time) on 11 August 2017.

The call deadline is by 16:00 (UK time) on 3 October 2017.