Presentation on theme: "UK GOVERNMENT FUNDING Newton Fund Southeast Asia Prosperity Fund."— Presentation transcript:
1 UK GOVERNMENT FUNDINGNewtonFundSoutheast AsiaProsperity Fund
2 The Newton Fund “Research and Innovation for Growth and Prosperity”
3 The VisionThe UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote the economic development and social welfare of partner countries. By working together on bi-lateral and multi-lateral programmes with a research and innovation focus, the UK will build strong, sustainable, systemic relationships with partner countries. This will support the continued excellence of the UK research base and innovation ecosystem and will unlock opportunities for wider collaboration and trade.
5 The PartnershipWe want a genuinely bilateral partnership where both sides – and global knowledge and innovation - gain significant benefit.The UK and partner countries already collaborate on a wide-range of research & innovation topics – we want to use the Newton Fund to take this to the next levelWe have some ideas for work we might take forward together based on things that have worked in the past – but we want to hear yours and to leave space to try something newEverything we fund should be chosen through an open, transparent and competitive process – so we fund the best people and projectsBoth sides should make an equivalent contributionBuild evaluation in from the start
6 The UK Delivery Partners Our aim is to build strong, sustainable and systemic links between every part of our research base and innovation ecosystem – and every part of yours
8 People School Student PhD Postdoc Young Prof Academician STEM Pipeline PartnershipsNewton InternationalFellowshipsNewton AdvancedFellowshipsTechnical Training& EmployabilityDeveloping People’sScience & Innovation CapabilityLeadership in InnovationResearcher Mobility Schemes8
9 Potential Newton Fund people activity - examples Newton Fund Advanced Fellowships: The Royal Society, Academy of Medical Sciences and British Academy would offer fellowships to develop research capacity in partner countries by linking early- to mid-career research group leaders with UK research groups.Newton International Fellowships: The Royal Society, Academy of Medical Sciences and British Academy would offer early career researchers fellowshipsNewton Leaders in Innovation Fellowships: The Royal Academy of Engineering would offer fellowships focussed on developing academia and industry linksNewton International Exchanges: The Academies and British Council would organise shorter exchanges for UK and partner country researchers e.g. summer placements in labsPhD Partnerships: British Council and RCUK would broker PhD Partnerships between UK and partner country institutions
10 Potential Newton Fund people activity - continued Newton Researcher Links British Council and UK National Academies would offer a programme to stimulate initial links between, and support capacity building among, ‘rising star’ early career researchers in partner countries and the UK.Professional development and engagement (skills for researchers and research support staff, including English skills; community engagement; support for research governance and strategies at institutional level etc.)STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Education – support for STEM learning at the schools levelTechnical training and employability – building the science and innovation workforce outside academia10
11 Living With Environmental Change ResearchCollaborative research programmesJoint research callsJoint centresAccess to research and innovation infrastructureFood SecurityBig DataBackground to Ind. Strategy.Just over a year ago the SoS set out the overarching rational.ContextNeed to act to avoid a return to old growth model….Increasing competition, need to act / danger if we stand still- UK Growth Strategy – strong, sustainable & balanced growth- Importance of stable macro business economy to enabling growthInd Strategy is about long term partnership with business……Int’l Ed is the 10th of 11 key sector strategies – (other such as Info economy, life sciences, offshore wind, construction…..)Brings together all UK’s Ed sub-sectors for the first time: H&FE, sch, Ed Tech, products and services.Ed a bit different – not like auto or aero. It also has significant diplomatic value, as well as economic. Engagement in Int’l Ed important to developing trust and opportunity, underpins our political & trading relationships around the world.Also the Strategy is for England, as Ed is devolved. Does not commit DA to action or policy positions. We will work closely with the DAs on areas of shared interest.Living With Environmental ChangeEnergyGlobal UncertaintiesHealth11
12 Potential Newton Fund research activity – examples Global Health Research Call (MRC lead)International Wheat Yield Partnership (BBSRC lead)Sustainable Development in Urban Areas (ESRC lead)
13 Translation Research and Innovation Bridges Global Innovation Capacity BuildingDeveloping entrepreneurial skills in S&I small and medium sized enterprisesBackground to Ind. Strategy.Just over a year ago the SoS set out the overarching rational.ContextNeed to act to avoid a return to old growth model….Increasing competition, need to act / danger if we stand still- UK Growth Strategy – strong, sustainable & balanced growth- Importance of stable macro business economy to enabling growthInd Strategy is about long term partnership with business……Int’l Ed is the 10th of 11 key sector strategies – (other such as Info economy, life sciences, offshore wind, construction…..)Brings together all UK’s Ed sub-sectors for the first time: H&FE, sch, Ed Tech, products and services.Ed a bit different – not like auto or aero. It also has significant diplomatic value, as well as economic. Engagement in Int’l Ed important to developing trust and opportunity, underpins our political & trading relationships around the world.Also the Strategy is for England, as Ed is devolved. Does not commit DA to action or policy positions. We will work closely with the DAs on areas of shared interest.13
14 Potential Newton Fund translation activity - examples Global Innovation Capacity Building Bodies such as Innovate UK could work with government ministries and innovation agencies to share effective policies and practice.Research and Innovation Bridges Institutional “bridges” between UK Catapults and centres of innovation focusing on particular challenge areasNewton Institutional Links Institute-Institute programmes aiming to bring new technologies that can be spun-out potentially creating enterprises that can offer practical solutions to address particular needs affecting partner country’s low income communities
15 Newton UK – Thailand Research and Innovation Partnership Fund “...up to £4 million per year could be available for Newton UK – Thailand…”“…£2 million per year could be available for matching by Thailand…”UNCLASSIFIED
16 The Thailand Delivery Partners Our aim is to build strong, sustainable and systemic links between every part of our research base and innovation ecosystem – and every part of yours
17 Mechanism for in-country co-ordination While our individual Delivery Partners will be forging links with their opposite numbers in-country, our Embassy, Consulate or High Commission will be making sure the whole programme really does represent a “whole system” partnership between the UK and our partner country.Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI)National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)Thailand Research Fund (TRF)Agricultural Research Development Agency (ARDA)Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC)Institute for Promotion of teaching Science and Technology (IPST)Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI)National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)BIS + FCO + SINRCUKMRCBBSRCAcademiesRoyal SocietyBritish AcademyRoyal Academy of EngineeringBritish CouncilInnovate UKPijarana SamukkanResearch and Innovation Programme ManagerProsperity SectionBritish Embassy in BangkokTel
18 Supervisor Travel Grants Professional Development Overall May 2015TranslationResearchPeopleResearch & Innovation CollaborationInstitutional LinksHealthInfectious DiseasesCancersAgricultureRice…….STEM EducationPhD Scholars &Supervisor Travel GrantsMobility& FellowshipsProfessional DevelopmentResearcher Links
19 Overall Plan @ May 2015 (cont.) 2014/152015/162016/172017/182018/9STEM Education2. PhD Scholars & Supervisor Travel Grants3. International Exchanges (Mobility)4. Advanced Fellowships5. Leader in Innovation Fellowships6. Professional Development7. Researcher Links8. Joint Research9. Research & Innovation Collaboration10. Institutional Links
20 Call OpensResearcher Links: workshop grants British Council, London and TRF joint programmeCollaboration between Thai and UK researchers to carry out workshopDeadline: 13 July 2015
21 Next12 JUNE 2015 Rice Research contributing to global food security through BBSRC (China, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand)PhD Programme through British Council, Bangkok- PhD Placement - Travel Grants for supervisors24 JUNE 2015 Advanced Fellowships through the National Academies of UK - Royal Society for Science and Engineering: 3 grants/year - British Academy for Social Science and Humanity: 2 grants/yearInternational Exchange (Mobility) through the National Academies of UK - British Academy for Social Science and Humanity: 3 grants/year
22 Next JULY 2015 Institutional Links through British Council, London (focusing on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy)Researcher Links : travel grants through British Council, LondonAUGUST 2015Professional Development through British Council, Bangkok - Mid-Career Researchers: 15 grants - Project / Programme Officers: 15 grantsInternational Exchange (Mobility) through the National Academies of UK - British Academy for Social Science and Humanity: 3 grants/year
23 THANK YOU Pijarana Samukkan Research and Innovation Programme Manager British Embassy, Bangkok Tel
24 British Council Chanya Tangsuk Manager Education Newton FundBritish CouncilChanya TangsukManager Education
26 British Council Thailand and Newton Fund Projected started in 2014Worked with over 71 universities and 470 researchers in Thailand and UKManaging the following projects:Newton-RGJ PhD Placement ProgrammeResearcher LinksProfessional DevelopmentInstitutional LinksSTEM
27 British Council- Newton Partners สำนักงานกองทุนสนับสนุนการวิจัยสำนักงานคณะกรรมการนโยบายวิทยาศาสตร์ เทคโนโลยีและนวัตกรรมแห่งชาติ (สวทน.)สถาบันส่งเสริมการสอนวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี (สสวท.)
28 Newton-RGJ PhD Placement Scholarship For Scholars and Supervisors Collaboration with the Thailand Research Fund (Royal Golden Jubilee Scholarship)Enable scholars to stay for longer periods in UK higher education institutionsCreating more opportunities to learn from the UK’s research excellence and create collaborative links.
29 The funding from Thailand Research Fund will cover: • Return international airfare (economy class) to the UK. • Living expenses for six months in the UK (according to the rate of Office of Civil Service Commission, Thailand). • Thai and UK research supervisors short-term visit to the UK and vice versa to follow up the scholar’s research progress and academic development. • Other cost for preparing students to travel to the UK e.g. UK visa fee and overseas travel insurance. • Costs beyond the above arrangements will be borne by the students themselves.
30 The funding from Newton Fund will cover: • A pre-departure briefing session in Bangkok. • Living expenses for six months in the UK (according to the rate of Office of Civil Service Commission, Thailand). • Funding for English proficiency development and examination in Thailand or in the UK and conference participation in the UK. • Tuition fee and bench fee for 12 months and not more than £5,000 in total. • Costs beyond the above arrangements will be borne by the students themselves.
31 Eligibility Applications will be open to existing Royal Golden Jubilee PhD students who meet the following criteria: • Have passed a qualifying examination or proposal. • Have planned to travel to the UK for a minimum of 12 months. • Applicants who have a national or international publication record will be given a preference.
35 Newton- Researcher Links The Researcher Links programme aims to stimulate initial links between, and support capacity building among, ‘rising star’ early career researchers in partner countries and the UK.The Researcher Links: WORKSHOPbring together the UK – Thailand bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in a workshopThe Researcher Links: TRAVEL GRANTprovide financial support for early career researchers to spend up to six months in the UK to enhance and strengthen collaboration,
36 Researcher’s linkResearcher link workshop: King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and The University of Manchester Robotics research in Thailand
37 Newton- Professional Development support the research environment and encourage optimal impact from research, by enabling researchers continue to develop their skills and providing supported through the ‘life cycle’ of their careerMidcareer ResearchersProject Officers
38 Professional Development Professional Development for researchers – workshop and training by UK expertsResearch on magnetic recording technologyExample of turning research into economic benefits
39 Newton- Institutional Links Grants for establishing links between higher education, research institutions and businesses with the aim of translating research to drive economic development and social welfare in partner countries.Initiate new research and innovation collaborations between academic groups, departments and institutions in partner countries and the UKDevelop existing collaborations at group, departmental and institutional level
40 Opportunities for Newton Fund OPEN CALLOpen call for Researcher Links Workshop April 2015collaboration between Thai and UK researchers to carry out workshopDeadline: 13 July 2015Open call for PhD Placement (supervisors and scholars)Opportunities for PhD Placement for scholars and supervisorsDeadline: 11June-11 September 2015
41 UPCOMING CALLS Open call for Institutional Links July 2015 collaboration for establishing links between higher education, research institutions and businessesOpen call for Researcher Links Travel Grants July 2015Up to 6 month travel grant to the UK to conduct researchOpen call for Professional Development August 2015Skills for researchers and research project officers
53 Prosperity Programme UK Support for Thailand’s Development Chalisara SuparatProsperity Fund Programme OfficerUNCLASSIFIED
54 outline What is the Prosperity Fund Programme Priority area: SustainableThe Bidding ProcessImportant Bits about Prosperity FundUNCLASSIFIED
55 What is the Prosperity Fund Programme The South East Asia Prosperity Fund is theUK Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO)technical cooperation programme that aimsto create the conditions for global growth.Technical Assistance, Building Capacity, Encouraging Stakeholder Discussions and Sharing the UK Experience.Must fit with the Official Development Assistance (ODA)Priority Areas: Openness and Sustainable.Support bilateral and regional projects.We support Policy projects that aim to provide….The objective of the project must fit with ODAThe key focus of the prosperity fund evolve in 2 areas, openness which concerns with economic development, and sustainable, which generally concentrated on climate change and sustainable energy. My presentation today will focus on the sustainable element since it is more relevant and be of interest to most of you here. I hope…Explain ODA
56 Priority Area: Sustainable 2015/16 Assist and encourage the government to progressively engage in international and multilateral climate change fora, in particular all UNFCCC agreements.Increase government ambition onclimate change through information onclimate change science and risks.Low carbon economic growthCarbon emissions reduction from theenergy sectors.Energy efficiency in key sectors :energy,agriculture, transport, waste and land use.Sustainable management of natural resources.
57 Examples of project we funded Priority Areas: Sustainable 2015/16Examples of project we fundedProjects in ThailandA Co-benefit Study on GHG Emissions in AgricultureDevelopment of Thailand’s Solar Photovoltaics Consortium and Thailand’s Solar PhotovoltaicsK Energy Saving Guarantee ProgramEnhancing Electricity Security in ThailandCapacity Building and Technical Upgrade of the Thailand 2050 Pathways CalculatorRegional projectsClimate Smart Cities: Transitioning to Green Growth in Asia ( lead implementer in Malaysia).Green Growth Capacity Building in South-East-Asia.Strengthening Capacity for Low Carbon Growth in Developing Asia.South East Asia Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in South-East Asia.UNCLASSIFIED
58 The Bidding Process : Forms to be downloaded : Strategy for 2015/16 24 Nov : Call for bids begins: Forms to be downloaded: Strategy for 2015/169 Jan : Deadline for interimproject proposals6 Mar : Deadline for FULL30-31 Mar : Announce successful
59 Important Bits about the Prosperity Fund UK Financial year: April – MarchNo limit of funding per project but ideally range between KMulti-year funding is possible but not guaranteeNo more than 10% administrative costsReimburse actual expensesDemonstrate High Impact, Sustainable Outcome, Strong Stakeholder and Government SupportThe grant contract is only available in EnglishAreas not covered by the fundNot classified as ODAPure researchHave significant capital costsClimate change adaptation projectsProject must demonstrate value for money, realistic and measurable outputs and outcomes.So you should discuss with your partners beforehand to be able to show in the bid that there is stakeholder buy in.
60 VISIT US www.blogs.fco.gov.uk/south-east-asia-prosperity-fund UNCLASSIFIED
61 Thank you and we are looking forward to your proposal! UNCLASSIFIED
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63 Thank you and we are looking forward to your proposal! UNCLASSIFIED