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March 25, 2010

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Funding Source: British Council

Overview: PMI2 Connect has successfully funded 235 Higher Education international partnerships in research co-operation, collaborative programme delivery, international mobility of UK students, partnership development grants and China-UK collaborative partnerships in entrepreneurship and employability.

Funding:

1. UK-US New Partnership Fund:

PMI2 invites joint proposals from UK and US higher education institutions to develop partnerships. Funds are intended to stimulate the growth of a new variety of UK-US strategic partnerships between HEIs or for the growing of UK-US cooperation involving HEIs in third countries. Up to 20 projects up to a maximum value of £20,000 per project in 2010 to 2011 will be funded by PMI2. UK institutions can register their interest for a US partner by filling out the UK Register of Interest.

Deadline: 1730 GMT on 31 October 2010.

2. US Travel Grants:

A grant of up to £1,500 is available to support the development of strategic partnership discussions between UK institutions and potential US partner institutions. Priority will be given to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical sciences, however the UK-US New Partnership’s Fund Committee will also welcome proposals which introduce innovative – including inter-disciplinary – approaches.

Deadline: 1730 GMT on 30 April 2010.

3. UK-US Partnership: Realising the Potential:

A one day conference will be held in London at the Royal Society of the Arts on 13 May 2010. The aim of the conference is to:

a) launch the PMI2 Connect report ‘UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realising the Potential’

b) provide details of the PMI2 Connect UK-US New Partnership Fund and application process

c) include presentations from leading UK and US academics

d) offer workshops to consider key activity areas for partnerships

Funder Link: For further information, please refer to British Council website

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.

March 15, 2010

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» Prime Minister's Initiative - PMI2 Connect - LAST CHANCE!

Funding Source: British Council

Overview: Launched in April 2006, the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education (PMI2) is a five-year strategy which aims to secure the UK’s position as a leader in international education and sustain the growth of UK international education delivered in the UK and overseas.

PMI2’s aims:

1. Promote the benefits of a UK education to international students;

2. Ensure international students have a positive experience of their UK studies;

3. Help UK and international education providers to build strategic alliances and partnerships, and demonstrate the value of the UK as a partner in policy and delivery;

4. Diversify and consolidate markets;

Funding: A grant of up to £2,000 is available to support the development of strategic partnership discussions between UK institutions and potential partner institutions located in the following priority countries: China; Hong Kong; South Korea; Malaysia; Thailand; Vietnam; Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain); Nigeria and Ghana.

All travel must be completed by 30 June 2010. The guidelines and application forms do differ depending on country you wish to visit.

There is no restriction on the number of grants your institution can apply for; however they will not accept more than one application for the same visit. You may use the grant to cover more than one person’s trip in the same visit. If you apply for more than one grant, the proposals must be to visit different places.

It is worth taking into account that the evaluation panel will be looking for a good spread of grants across the UK Higher Education sector and the funding opportunity is very popular.

If you fail in your bid for one application, you cannot resubmit the same application with updates to it.

This will be the last Partnership Development Grant call under PMI2, as the programme closes in March 2011. A successor programme has yet to be confirmed.

Successful story: Professor Alan Hawley (Head of the R & D Centre for Disasters and Resilience) has received a partnership development grant from PMI2 to further develop links with institutions in the Chongqinq province in China.

Deadline: 31 March 2010, 5:30pm

Funder Link: For further information, please refer to British Council website.

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.