About this opportunity
Sponsorships for UK and Chinese PhD students and their supervisors to spend a period of study of three to 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China or the UK. The focus is on research areas that reflect the common interests and demands of both countries, including:
health and life sciences
food and water security
education and creative economy for economic development and social welfare
Please note, applicants must find a host institution in their target country and placements must start between January and December 2017.
The application process closes at 12:00 pm GMT on 20 September 2016.
This opportunity is open to UK and Chinese nationals who are currently enrolled, as PhD students, at accredited higher education institutions or research institutions in the UK or China respectively. UK students studying for their PhDs at institutions in China and Chinese students studying for their PhDs at institutions in the UK are not eligible.
How to apply
UK PhD applicants must:
- Step 1: Complete the online registration form of the China Scholarship Council here Opens in a new tab or window. and print it.
- Step 2: Complete the application form on the British Council’s online application system here Opens in a new tab or window.. A word version of the form is available in the Downloads section below. Please note this is for information only, and all submissions must be made using the online form.
Any enquiries about the UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the ‘Call Guidelines (for UK applicants)’ available in the Downloads section for a detailed introduction of the programme and application process, the evaluation criteria, and funding arrangements.
Chinese applicants should visit China Scholarship Council website Opens in a new tab or window. for further information regarding the application process and for contact details.
The UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (known in the UK as the Newton Fund) PhD placement programme is delivered by the British Council China and the China Scholarship Council on behalf of the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and China’s Ministry of Education. The PhD placement programme aims to cultivate highly trained researchers with international experience who are able to contribute to innovative research and participate in international networks, thereby building cultural understanding and fostering long-term sustainable research collaborations between the UK and China.