International Educator - May/June 2012 - 9
INSPIRING NEW CONNECTIONS
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Working in more than 100 countries, we create long-term relationships with the UK. By providing funding opportunities, we build and strengthen higher education partnerships between universities in the UK, US, and around the world. UK-India Education and Research Initiative We are excited to announce the launch of the new Trilateral Research in Partnership Awards as part of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative. These awards support new collaborations between US, UK, and Indian universities across subject areas including humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and multidisciplinary research projects. Ten projects will be awarded up to $75,000. New Partnership Fund Our New Partnership Fund provides seed funding to new and innovative UK-US higher education projects, stimulating new research, joint course development and faculty and student exchange. Winning projects have included collaborations from cancer research and robotics to fashion and creative writing. Over thirty projects up to $30,000 have been awarded. Cultural Relations and Humanities Initiative We will soon announce a program to stimulate higher education collaborations supporting the humanities. Ten awards up to $15,000 will be funded.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
www.britishcouncil.org/usa or stop by Booth #1425 at the NAFSA Annual Conference.