"British Council Funding Opportunities"
British Council Funding Opportunities Pat Killingley Liz Dempsey Oliver Flude A variety of funding initiatives •UKIERI – UK India Education & Research Initiative (2011) •PMI2 – The Prime Minister’s Initiative 2 (2011) •DELPHE – Development Partnerships in Higher Education (2013) •EAP – England Africa Partnerships (2011) Other schemes about to commence: • CSA HE Project (2008 – 2013) • MENA HE Project (2008 – 2011) UKIERI Liz Dempsey June 2008 UKIERI Funds • DIUS, BC and FCO contribute the initial fund of £10m, subsequently increased to £12m • BP, BAE Systems, GSK and Shell join the initiative as UKIERI’s 4 Corporate Champions, bringing almost £4m in cash and kind • DTI, WA HE Division, Scottish Government and DELNI join bringing the total to c £20m Original Funders, Corporate Champions, other government departments and Government of India UKIERI Overview • Higher Education and Research Strand • Professional and Technical Skills Strand • Schools Strand • Supported by – Policy Dialogue – Other Events UKIERI Overview • Higher Education and Research Strand • Research Awards • Collaborative Programme Delivery Awards • PhD Scholarships • Research Fellowships HE and Research Targets • By 2011: • 50 new collaborative research projects • 40 new UK award programmes delivered collaboratively in India with 2,000 Indian students enrolled • 300 additional Indian research students, postdoctoral researchers UKIERI HE and Research • Round 1 – 2006 • 6 Major Research Awards – of up to £500,000 each • 24 Standard Research Awards – of up to £150,000 each • 10 PhD Scholarships (to UK) UKIERI HE and Research • Round 2 – 2007 • Research Awards 37 (13 DST funded, 24 UKIERI) • PhD Scholarships 12 • Research Fellowships approx 25 • Collaborative Programme Delivery Awards 10 UKIERI HE and Research Round 3 – 2008 • Research Awards approx 35 (10 DST funded, 25 UKIERI) – Call announced May 2008 – Deadline 31st July 2008 • Collaborative Programme Delivery Awards 10 – Call announced May 2008 – Deadline 31st August 2008 UKIERI-DST Science and Technology Awards • These awards offer funding for Science & Technology projects jointly funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and UKIERI under these 5 subject areas: • 1. Stem Cell Research and Animal Biotechnology • 2. Next Generation Networks in Telecommunication • 3. Advanced Materials including Nanotechnology • 4. Weather Science and Climate Change • 5. New Energy Technologies including Hydrogen Stay Informed • To keep up-to-date with UKIERI developments, sign up to the UKIERI e- distribution list. You can do this via the link on the website: Subscribe for UKIERI updates • Check the website: www.ukieri.org • Keep an eye out for FAQs • For all enquiries, email: PMI2 Liz Dempsey British Council, Manchester What is PMI2 aiming to achieve? • Establishing and engaging in partnership is key to ensuring that UK is the preferred partner of choice in international education. • UK must engage closely in the international dialogues surrounding education issues • This is about developing strategic partnerships and alliances • Through providing platforms to partnership, we can allow the UK to forge key relationships with priority countries and so build stronger foundations for the future and ensure that UK is the preferred partner. • Aim to build sustainable partnerships in: • Research • Collaborative Programme Delivery • Policy Dialogues • Through the provision of ‘pump-prime funding’ to facilitate mobility. • All projects are providing us with crucial messages to help us develop education partnerships. Funding Opportunities for 2008-09 • China UK Employability and Entrepreneurship - £40k over 2 years • Research Link with Middle East Region – up to £40k over 2 years • International Student Mobility - £800 per student • http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-pmi2-connect.htm • firstname.lastname@example.org DelPHE – Development Partnerships in Higher Education What is DelPHE? • Department for International Development (DFID) is investing up to £15 million in DelPHE to support the building and strengthening of capacity in HE in 25 countries across sub-Saharan Africa & Asia. • Programme commenced in June 06 and will run until March 2013. Goal of DelPHE • To enable HE institutions to act as catalysts for poverty reduction and sustainable development by strengthening research, teaching and consultancy bases and promoting crucial MDG and science and technology related knowledge and skills. UN Millennium Development Goals • All proposals must have realistic outcomes and a clear connection with at least one of the MDGs. - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger - Achieve universal primary education - Promote gender equality and empower women - Reduce child mortality - Improve maternal health - Combat HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases - Ensure environmental sustainability - Develop a global partnership for development Expected outputs • Partnerships must be fully sustainable & deliver results in one of the following areas: • Internationally recognised joint research • Strengthened portfolio of MDG and science & technology related programmes and courses • Professional development and training for students and staff at HE institutions • Increased support for gender parity • Improved networking & exchange of information & ideas between partner HEIs • Improved management and administration at HEIs in DFID’s 22 bilateral focus countries • Africa: Democratic Republic Of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. • Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan & Vietnam. • Yemen Types of partnership • Partnerships may be formed with any HE institution from across the globe; i.e. projects do not need to involve a UK partner. • Partnerships between other focus and non-focus countries in the south are particularly encouraged. • Partnerships can involve a number of departments, institutions & countries, increasing cross-country & cross-regional sharing of experience and knowledge. • Proposals can be in any subject area as long as they will contribute towards the overall goal of DelPHE and a fundamental commitment to the MDGs. Scale of DelPHE • After DelPHE round 1 - 3 - a total of 119 DelPHE projects. • 77 projects in Africa • 42 projects in Asia • Funding is split approximately two thirds to Africa and one third Asia. • Steering Committee judge all proposals on merit – no set funding allocations for individual countries. Who can apply? • The lead partner must be a HE institution from one of the 22 focus countries. • A broad definition of HE institutions has been adopted – it includes universities, colleges, research institutes, medical institutions & other specialised agencies supporting advanced education & skills development. • The project must be locally owned and driven by development needs of the focus country. • Partners should ideally have some project management experience and previous involvement in international collaboration. What can be funded under DelPHE? • Support will be for a maximum of 3 years. • Funding levels vary from £10,000 - £50,000 depending on the complexity and scope of project. • DelPHE provides ‘seed’ funding primarily for travel/subsistence and supporting activities. • Full financial guidelines can be downloaded from the DelPHE website. How to apply? • 1 application round per year. • Next opportunity will be for funding starting in 2009-2010 (Round 4 deadline approximately mid Feb 09). • Applications need to be submitted to the BC office in the country of the lead partner. • Application forms & guidance notes available on the DelPHE website or from the local BC office. Further information • DelPHE website – www.britishcouncil.org/delphe.htm • Local BC office overseas – see www.britishcouncil.org for contact details • DelPHE team UK – DelPHE@britishcouncil.org • + 44 (0) 161 957 7671 EAP England Africa Partnerships UK Higher Education Building capacity for sustainable development • Commission for Africa report • G8 Summit, Gleneagles, 2005 • Successful HE partnerships with Africa (e.g. DFID HE Links) DfES International Strategy, 2004 3 goals • Equipping our children, young people and adults for life in a global society and work in a global economy • Engaging with our international partners to achieve their goals and ours • Maximising the contribution of our education and training sector, and university research to overseas trade and inward investment England Africa Partnerships July 2006 DfES announced £3 million for HE partnerships which • Build capacity in African HE in innovative, practical ways • Address key identified areas of need in African tertiary education England Africa Partnerships 3 main aims • Building up capacity at the African HEI • African-driven projects in key areas of need for Africa • Working in mutual areas of interest for mutual benefit England Africa Partnerships Capacity building Building up capacity at the African institutions • Staff training and professional development • Curriculum reform and development • New courses and materials • Policy dialogue and development • Improving quality, systems and services • Mutual research and exchange of ideas England Africa Partnerships Key needs in Africa African-driven projects addressing key needs for tertiary education • Science and technology, ICTs • Governance, leadership and management • Health • Education • Institutional reform, including quality assurance • Open and distance learning • Adult and work-based learning England Africa Partnerships Mutual interest Working together in mutual areas of interest for mutual benefit • Jointly managed projects • Exchange of academic staff • Co-beneficial research England Africa Partnerships BC and EAP EAP selection and start-up • Initial assessment of projects • Coordination of Joint Steering Committee selection • Start-up of EAP projects 33 EAP projects • 11 with South Africa • 22 with rest of sub-Saharan Africa