The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. The programme is now recruiting early career researchers to participate in the workshop “Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision to improve economic, environmental and social performance in smallholder farms”. The workshop will take place from the 10-14th September 2018 in Valparaiso, Chile.
The workshop will bring together researchers from multiple disciplines, particularly those working at the interface between ecology, agriculture, economics, social sciences and international development as well as specialists in pollination and pest regulation. Within the framework of the call, it is sought to bring together researchers from Chile, Argentina, Mexico and the UK to establish collaboration and develop research to better understand the role biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision to improve economic, environmental and social performance in smallholder farms.
The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster presentation and discuss this with established researchers. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants will be selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.
The British Council and CONICYT will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa, and travel insurance will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. The full application must be completed and submitted by the 29thJune 2018.
For more information on eligibility criteria and the application process, click here.