2016 MRC-KHIDI UK-Korea Partnering Awards
Open date: 13 Dec 2016
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017 16:00 GMT
The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) are pleased to relaunch the UK-Korea Partnering Awards scheme, aimed at fostering links between researchers in the UK and in Korea. We invite joint applications from researchers based in the UK and Korea. The deadline for applications is 31st January 2017. Successful awards will be announced in early 2017.
MRC has a strategic commitment to encourage international partnerships to tackle important and challenging research goals. KHIDI is committed to fostering collaboration between the UK and Korea and has chosen the UK as one of six of its global business offices. As part of MRC and KHIDI’s on-going collaboration, the MRC and KHIDI will jointly invest up to £200,000 to support new and developing collaborations between the UK and Korea’s leading researchers.
The overarching aim of the UK-Korea Partnering Awards scheme is to provide resources to biomedical and health researchers in the UK and Korea that will allow them to forge long-term collaborations. It is hoped that the partnerships established through these awards will lead to the development of long-term collaborative research programmes that will be competitive for national funding.
The purpose of the UK-Korea Partnering Awards is primarily to build new links between UK and Korea-based scientists but also to strengthen existing links. The awards will add value to research taking place in both countries by facilitating closer collaboration. Specific objectives that underpin the UK-Korea Partnering Award scheme are:
- To establish and strengthen partnerships between UK and Korean researchers in biomedical and health research.
- To promote the exchange of scientists, including early career scientists.
- To promote access to facilities.