TUBITAK-British Council (BC) “Research Environment Links (REL)” Call is Open!

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Research Environment Links grants provide financial support for capacity-strengthening and collaboration activities that researchers at universities and research institutions in Turkey with their partners in the UK. The REL Programme offers international opportunities to build relationships, to share ideas and good practice, to promote an academic and research environment between Turkey and the UK.

Size of grant: Up to £50.000 per project

Total budget of the call: £100.000

Duration of the grant: Up to 12 months

The thematic priorities for the call are given below:

• Health Sciences (Medicine, Vaccine, Clinical Research, Epidemiology)

• Information and Communications Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and

Mechatronic Systems, Autonomous Systems, Photonics, Quantum Technologies)

• Environmental Sciences (Climate Change, Earth Observation)

• Social Sciences (Archaeology, History, Psychology, Sociology, Business


• Basic Sciences (Physics - prioritising Astronomy, Astrophysics and Quantum


Deadline for the call is 08 October, 2021 16.00 UK time. The detailed information regarding the call is given below:



Applications must be submitted by UK lead applicants in partnership with the Turkish applicants directly from the British Council website. The applications will not be submitted through TUBITAK application system.

All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to the e-mail addresses below:

UK-REL@britishcouncil.org or eylem.bali@tubitak.gov.tr

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