Developing abiotic stress tolerance in rice Workshop - applications

15th  – 17th September 2017 at Fortuneland Hotel, 141, TRAN VAN KHEO, Distric. Ninh Kiều, Cantho City, VietNam

UK coordinator: Prof Zoe Wilson, University of Nottingham

Partner Country coordinator: Prof Nguyen Thi Lang, Cuulong delta rice research Institute, Can Tho, VietNam (CLRRI))/High Agricultural Technology Research Institute for Mekong delta (HATRI )

Discipline: Crop Physiology, Abiotic Stress, Crop Breeding

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.

As part of this programme, we are now recruiting early career researchers to participate in the above workshop.

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 short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and VietNam. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

The British Council will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in VietNam.

Application and Deadline:

The full application below must be completed and submitted by 4pm on Tuesday 29th August 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications must be submitted using the application form below
  • Application must be submitted before the above deadline
  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) in crop or plant science and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience with a focus towards crop improvement. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Research_Careers_final.pdf
  • Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Vietnam.
  • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.

Quality Assessment

  • Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop
  • Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop
  • Description of the long-term impact expected through the participation in the workshop
  • Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes

 Selection Procedure:

  • Eligibility check
  • Quality assessment

Notification of results:

Applicants will be notified by email 1 week after the submission deadline

Equal Opportunities:

Equal opportunities and diversity are at the heart of the British Council’s cultural relations ambitions. While recognising that some research fields are dominated by one particular gender, co-ordinators are encouraged to work towards an equal gender balance, promote diversity. They must not exclude applicants on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organisers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of Early Career Researchers with special needs will be given.


Prof Zoe Wilson

Dr Sean Mayes

Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Rice Workshop

British Council Researcher Links Workshop for Early Career Researchers
  • For statistical purposes. This will not affect choice of participants.
  • Academic career, publications, markers of esteem, and any other relevant information – no more than ½ page of A4
  • Please indicate how you will disseminate the outcomes of the workshops and the new knowledge/skills you have acquired.
    Workshops will take place in English as standard. (Note, translators may be provided if necessary)