2020 British Council Researcher Links Climate Change Grants

Deadline: November 27, 2020.

Combating climate change and its impact is critical for promoting global sustainable development. This call is one of many activities the British Council is delivering in the run up to COP26  (the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties) which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021. The aim is to harness the power of people all over the world – particularly young people and those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change – to connect and collaborate through culture and education to combat climate change.

Researcher Links Climate Challenge (RLCC) grants are designed to provide financial support to host virtual research workshops for participants from the UK and partner countries to work on innovative solutions to development challenges caused by climate change. Complex problems such as climate change cannot be addressed from the perspective of one discipline alone.


  • Leading or Established Researchers can apply to be Principal Applicants (as defined by the EC – view information on the Euraxess website )
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, as well as a Principal Applicant from the partner countries listed above.
  • Please download and view the list of eligible UK research institutions (available in the Downloads section).
  • Other eligibility criteria apply – for full eligibility criteria, please read the guidelines document .


 They invite proposals between the UK and the following partner countries:

  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • Brazil




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