British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop 2019 – Santa Catarina, Brazil (Funded)

British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop 2019 – Santa Catarina, Brazil (Funded)

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Application are open British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop 2019 on Modelling tools to assess microbiological risks in bathing waters and shellfish harvesting areas. The British Council Researcher Links programme provides opportunities for UK and international early career researchers to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

Under this programme, the British Council and FAPESC will be holding a workshop on the above theme. The 4 day event will be held at Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina (Epagri), Brazil, from 4th to 7th February 2019. They are now inviting applications from Early Career Researchers from the UK or Brazil to attend this workshop.


The event is being coordinated by Dr Luis Hamilton Pospissil Garbossa (Epagri, Brazil), an expert in hydraulics and sanitary engineering, and Dr Paulette Posen (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas-UK), whose expertise is in spatial risk modelling.

Sessions will include contributions from other leading researchers from both countries, with combined expertise in the fields of epidemiology, water quality, hydrology, hydrodynamics and mathematical modelling, thus providing a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking across disciplines.

The use of modelling techniques to study the fate of faecal pollution in bathing and shellfish harvesting areas will be examined, from simple regression-based models to more complex hydrological and hydrodynamic process-based models. Sharing of expertise will be encouraged between UK and Brazilian delegates working in public health protection and the development of sustainable aquaculture.

Early career participants from relevant fields will benefit from the opportunity to gain new modelling skills and network with professionals working in the areas of water and sanitation.

Discipline: Aquaculture, epidemiology, hydrodynamics, mathematical modelling, water quality
Dates: 4-7 February 2019
Venue: Santa Catarina, Brazil


All costs relating to workshop participation, including travel, accommodation and meals, will be covered by the Newton Fund Researcher Links programme.


Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form (see below)

  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers:
    • Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience.
    • They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers.
  • 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 Brazil
  • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop


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


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit British Council.