Research Environment Links (REL) Grant is part of the Newton Fund Professional Development and Engagement (PDE) programme, provided by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and delivered by the British Council. The Fund builds research and innovation partnerships with partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare, and to develop their research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth.
REL grants aim to support international collaboration through training programmes, the exchange of knowledge and best practice, the development and implementation of pilot activities in the areas relevant to the Newton capacity building strands. The partnerships are led by institutions in Vietnam in conjunction with an expert counterpart organisation in the UK. This call is designed to be flexible and responsive to in-country needs, allowing applicants to establish collaboration on areas linked to country priorities and development needs, and to then bring in relevant UK expertise.
After consultation with the UK and Vietnamese reviewers and panellists, the British Council, one of the Newton Fund’s delivery partners would like to announce the awarding of a total grant amount of about GBP600,000 to the following six projects (out of 22 eligible applications) which will be implemented over the next two years 2017 – 2019.
1) Project “Delivering an ecosystem-based approach for sustainable marine fisheries and biodiversity in Vietnam”
- Vietnam lead applicant: The Research Institute for Marine Fisheries (RIMF)
- UK counterpart partner: Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
2) Project “Application of hormone therapy for improving the reproductive performance of dairy cattle in Vietnam”
- Vietnam lead applicant: Biodiversity Conservation and Tropical Diseases Research Institute
- UK counterpart partner: University of Edinburgh
3) Project “IoT-RESA: An Internet of Things based Resilient, Efficient, and Safe Agriculture Ecosystem”
4) Project “Establishing a sustainable research in Internet of Things toward a resilient Vietnam society and future cities”
- Vietnam lead applicant: School of Electronics and Telecommunications, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
- UK counterpart partner: University of Liverpool
5) Project “Building Capacity for National Economics University to Set up Hanoi Impact Hub”
- Vietnam lead applicant: National Economics University
- UK counterpart partner: University of Northampton
6) Online Price Collection and Inflation Nowcasting
- Vietnam lead applicant: Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research, University of Economics, Vietnam National University – Hanoi
- UK counterpart partner: Swansea University