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Overview of the proposed


Institutional Links collaboration

Working title of the Institutional Links collaboration

No more than 200 characters.

Please give a short summary in plain English of the Institutional Links collaboration and the
research/innovation area(s) to be covered. This should be a statement for a non-specialist audience,
giving the rationale of the collaboration and briefly summarising its potential impact on economic
development and social welfare in the partner country. *

The energy crisis is major concern that the worlds face today due to the
limited natural resources. The problem is continued to increase with
dimension in the resources that are used to power industrial society and
increases demands accordingly. This raises the attraction toward the use of
renewable energy as alternative resources. There are several alternative
renewable energy sources such as hydro power, wind power, bio mass,
geo thermal power and solar cells. Harvesting energy from the sun is more
fascinating due to low cost, reliability, and stability the so called
Photovoltaic which mean a direct conversion of sunlight into electricity.
The most common solar cells in the market today are single and poly
crystalline silicon solar cell but with the problem of very complicated
technology with very high cost. This problem has addressed by researcher
through the use of thin film solar cells instead which has the advantages of
not only law cost and materials economy but also very low weight per unit
power, simple & sophisticated fabrication techniques and variety of
structures available.

We define 'impact' as short- to medium-term effects on a variety of stakeholders at different levels (i.e. individuals,
organisations, nations); changes that will occur as a result of your research project; the demonstrable contribution that
excellent research makes to society and the economy. No more than 1,000 characters.

Partner country *

Duration of collaboration (in weeks)

Proposed start date *

Pathway to economic development


and social welfare

In the following statement, please outline a plausible pathway showing (1) how the
research addressed by the collaboration may lead to positive impact on the lives of poor
populations in the partner country and (2) how it may contribute to the economic development
and social welfare of the partner country within a reasonable time frame (3-15 years). The
pathway statement should be focussed on potential tangible impacts and should beprojectspecific and not general.
Pathway statement *

More than 15 nationwide power stations have halted electricity


generation daily due to shortages of fuel such as diesel, natural
gas and mazut, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company
(EETC) said. "The fuel ran dry, leading to the reduction of
around 3000 megawatt of the daily electricity capacity for the
first time ever," Sources familiar with the matter told Al-Ahram
that if the fuel production crisis does not end soon "half of
Egypt's governorates will plunge into darkness". Fuel shortage
in power plants has led to hours-long blackout in several
governorates on Thursday, including capital Cairo, Suez,
Beheira and Alexandria. Shipments could start in the summer of
2013 to help meet growing demand for the fuel. Egypt, itself a

gas producer and exporter, said in October it had agreed to


import gas from Algeria and was in talks with Qatar over a
similar deal. Egypt witnessed several power failures last
summer due to shortage of fuel supply and the government has
insisted that the problem would not occur in the winter because
of less electricity consumption. In August, the government
announced that a new power station at Damietta (roughly 300
kilometres north of Cairo) and another at Abu Kier in the
Alexandria governorate had begun operations with a view to
meeting rising domestic energy demand. The two stations
reportedly represent some LE12 billion worth of investment and
generate a combined 1,800 megawatts of energy.
Egypt is experiencing one of its most serious energy crises for
decades, with parts of the country facing around six power cuts
a day for up to two hours at a time. The blackouts have created
widespread frustration, with businesses reporting a downturn in
production and citizens complaining about the disruption to
everyday life. Earlier this year, electricity demand hit a record
daily high of 27,700 megawatts, 20% more than powers stations
could provide, state media reported. But energy analysts have
predicted the shortage for some time, and blackouts were
already an issue well before the rise in militancy over the past
year. A ballooning population which has increased by an
estimated 1 million in the past six months and the intense
August heat, which has caused a surge in air-conditioning
usage, means that demand now outstrips the capacity of
Egypt's mainly gas-fuelled power stations. Egypt also faces a
problem of supply. It still has untapped gas fields, but these
have traditionally been mined by foreign companies. These
firms are reluctant to extract more until they are paid overdue
debts owed to them by the Egyptian government.
Bringing photovoltaic solar cell to the market is limited due to
its high cost, low efficiency and stability. Thin film solar cell
technology can be used to reduce the cost of the bulk
material of photovoltaic devices which paves the road to high

efficient, abundance nature, non-toxicity, long term stability


and low cost solar cells.
On the other hand, better absorption capabilities are
obtained using thick film solar cell due to its larger optical
paths. Even though wider spectral absorbance was obtained
by thick film devices, the overall photo current is reduced as
the minority carrier diffusion length is several times the
material thickness. So the film thickness within small ranges
has been required to collect the photo carriers. Thus,
increasing the absorption, short current and efficiency of
photovoltaic solar cell is very important aspect which can be
achieved by the mean of light trapping. Minimizing the
surface reflection at the incident surface is very essential to
increase the efficiency of the solar cell. At the same time, the
absorption through the active layer where photons are
absorbed has to be increased. In this regard, the absorption
inside the active layer can be achieved by increasing the
optical path length in a wide range of wavelengths i.e. Keep
the light inside the active layer for a long time. This can be
achieved by using Metal nano particles in the active region.
This new approach that is aimed at the use of metallic
nanostructures for better photon management. showing how a
metallic nanoparticle can concentrate light near a semiconduct
junction to produce more photo-carriers that can reach the
interface and participate in desired reactions. Recently, the use
of metallic nanostructures has proven extremely effective in
enhancing the efficiency of thin film solar cells whose
performance is constrained by similar issues. Metallic
nanoparticles support collective electron oscillations, known as
surface plasmons (SPs). At specific frequencies these charge
oscillations can be driven resonantly and produce intense light
fields near the metal and cause strong light scattering. The light
concentration and scattering effects were effectively harnessed
to trap light inside the absorbing semiconductor layers of a
solar cell and to ultimately enhance the power conversion

efficiency. The SP resonance frequency of a metal particle can


be tuned across the ultra-violet, visible and near-infrared parts
of the electromagnetic spectrum through a choice of its size,
shape, and dielectric environment. This notion has enabled
broadband enhancements of the photocurrent across the wide
solar spectrum. Rapid developments in this area were founded
upon initial, convincing demonstrations that plasmonic effects
are capable of boosting efficiency. Key to demonstrating the
importance of plasmonics in enhancing solar cell efficiency
was the presence of characteristic plasmonic features in the
photocurrent spectra from cells with metallic nanostructures. In
this paper we aim to leverage the existing knowledge base on
plasmon enhanced photovoltaic to convincingly demonstrate
that plasmonic effects can also enhance solar energy
conversion to fuels.
Other interesting method for posting the efficiency of solar cells
is the use of quantum dots. These are tiny particles in the range
of 1-10nm in size having semiconductor properties with energy
band gap varies as a function of their size. In this case and if
the size of a semiconductor nanocrystal (NC radius) is much
smaller than the size of the exciton (a B), the charge carriers
(electrons or holes) become spatially confined. As the materials
transferred from the bulk regime to the confined regime the
energy band gap raises and electronic state become discrete
rather than continuous. What makes quantum dots different is
that by changing their particle sizes we can tune the absorption
to directly match solar spectrum and this can leads to an
increase in the power conversion efficiency.

No more than 2,000 characters.

Please identify relevant stakeholders and potential users of the research and describe any
existing engagement with them. *

Creating an interdisciplinary team with the right mix of skills is vital to the smooth
and successful execution of any project. Team members may be able to cover
multiple roles or there may be a sub-team focused on a particular area. Resource
allocation depends on the level of expertise team members have, the scope of
the project, and budget available. In this project, most of the team members are
required for three years for simultaneous work required for the success of the
project. The principal investigator will have weekly meetings with the research
staff to discuss the progress of work and to address any obstacles which may
arise. Quarterly meetings between the principal investigator and the
collaborators will discuss the project development; ensure that the time plan is on
schedule and that the milestones and deliverables are being achieved. A written
periodical report will be prepared by the research staff for these meetings.

Stakeholders have a role, have an interest in, or are affected by the project, e.g. other researchers, policy makers,
practitioners, private sector organisations, local/poor populations. Research users are defined as those who will use the
outputs, e.g. a policy maker and practitioner using research outputs to influence decision-making. No more than 2,000
characters.

Please outline how you intend to engage with the groups described above in order to maximise
the potential of this collaboration to have a positive impact, during the lifetime of the grant and
thereafter, and indicate how you will measure the impact on these stakeholder groups.*

No more than 2,000 characters.

Institutional Links proposal

Please use the following to provide full details of the proposed Institutional Links
collaboration and the scientific context. When completing this section, please structure the text
to make it easily accessible for reviewers, for example by using section headings and bullet
points.
Objectives (up to 5; specific and achievable) *
However, this project aims to present a novel design for plasmonic solar cell with high efficiency and
low cost. To achieve that aim the following objectives must be met:
1) To develop novel numerical modeling method that can accurately describe the characteristics of
plasmonic solar cell based on finite difference time domain method FDTD or finite element method
FE.
2) To create novel numerical software based on the developed method to simulate exactly the
behavior of plasmonic solar cell using quantum correction model.

3) To investigate the different parameters that effect the performance of plasmonic solar cell such as
the shape of the metallic nanoparticle, kind of nanoparticles used and the arrangement of them.
4) To optimize the optical absorption efficiency of plasmonic solar cell by adjusting the design of
plasmonic solar cell.
5) To set the scientific aspects and specifications to fabricate an ultra-efficient and inexpensive
plasmonic solar cell.

Objectives should cover what you hope to achieve through delivery of your outputs. No more than 1,000 characters.

Key deliverables and anticipated outputs.

This project will demonstrate plasmonic and quantum dot nanoparticles and how
to use to enhance the efficiency of photovoltaic cells. The study will concentrate
on develop a novel computational technique to optimize the performance of
plasmonic and quantum dot solar cell. The expected results can be measured on
the basis of accomplishing a complete comprehensive study and through the
presented conclusions (in report / publications) expressing the creative work that
will be done.
Therefore, the expected outcomes of that project can be summarized as follow:
1) Present a novel numerical method demonstrates the characteristic of
plasmonic solar cell.
2) Develop a novel photonic software package that provides a precise model
for different kind of plasmonic solar cells, it can also be presented in a
friendly graphical user interface (GUI) program and sold commercially.
3) Present a novel plasmonic design that maximizes the optical absorption
efficiency and decreases the cost.
4) Present a number of top-quality journals and conference publications in
the area of plasmonic solar cell.

We define these as immediate results of your activities, e.g. research outcomes, resources developed, learning achieved,
(usually disseminated through publications, conferences, public events, interaction with the media). No more than 1,000
characters.

Indicative timetable with milestones covering the entire lifetime of the grant requested.

1st Year

Work package 1: Plasmonic


Solar Cell

Construct a realistic optical model based on


FDTD method for the solar cell that is
accurate over a wide wavelength range
Develop a quantum correction model (QCM)
based on Schrdinger equation to enhance
the accuracy of optical model
Simulate the plasmonic solar cell dynamics
and check that the optical design is
operating as expected

Calculate the impact of plasmonic structures


integrated into solar cell on the spectral
transmittance over the entire solar spectrum

Optimize the plasmonic solar cell geometry


in order to improve the solar cell conversion
efficiency

Realize the optimum design

Work package 2: Nanowire


Solar Cell

Simulate the nanowire solar cell using the


developed QCM and check that the optical
design is operating as expected

Calculate the impact of nanowire structures


integrated into solar cell on the spectral
transmittance over the entire solar spectrum

Optimize the nanowire solar cell geometry in


order to improve the solar cell conversion
efficiency

Realize the optimum design

Work package 2: Quantum

Dot Solar Cell

Task Title

Expected
measurable
outcomes of
successful
implementation of
the task

2nd
Year

An accurate FDTD optical


model for solar cell
simulation

An accurate QCM for solar


cell simulation

Plasmonic solar cell


simulations

Qualitative study that


provide a guide for
plasmonic solar cell
effectiveness

Optimal plasmonic solar


cell design

Final prototype

Nanowir solar cell


simulations

Qualitative study that


provide a guide for
nanowire solar cell
effectiveness

Optimal nanowire solar cell


design

Final prototype

Characterize the quantum dot solar cell using


the developed QCM and check the accuracy
of the model
Optimize the quantum dot solar cell
geometry in order to improve the solar cell
conversion efficiency
Perform a survey of the most recent
fabrication methodologies and compare their
performance and cost with the needed
minimum feature sizes to select the required
equipment

Set up the fabrication equipment and


prepare the prototype

Fabricate the suggested design

Characterizations and calibration of the


fabricated design and final report

Quantum dot solar cell


simulations

Optimal quantum dot solar


cell design

Fabrication methods survey


will be ready

Fabrication setup are ready

Fabrication of the
suggested design

Tested and characterized


suggested design

No more than 1,000 characters.

Please position your proposal within the existing scientific literature and explain its
significance. *
The proposed project deal with advanced and innovative themes in the field of the solar

energy harvesting. The project aimed to develop a new way of increasing light absorption in
solar cells using new nanotechnologies such as plasmonic nanostructures, nanowires and
quantum dots. These nanotechnologies offer a promising method of increasing efficiencies
and reducing costs in thin solar cells, which make up the most rapidly growing section of the
solar cell market.

No more than 2,000 characters.

The collaboration

In this section please provide details on how the UK and partner country
institutions/organisations will work together as part of this collaboration.
Would the activity be part of an existing collaboration between the UK and partner country
institutions? If so, please give details of the collaboration. *

CPSM group and City University group enjoy a world class repetition in
their common areas of research interest in the analysis and design of
photonic devices for a world range of applications in environment.
Therefore, the current proposal fits in quiet well in the two groups
overlapped area of research interest. Professors from two groups have in
close contacts in the last decade through discussions, new findings,
organization of conferences, editorships of journals, ...etc

No more than 1,000 characters.

What role will the different individuals/institutions/organisations have in the collaboration and
how will the collaboration be managed (including with regard to communications)? *

Role:

CPSM, Egypt
1) develop an accurate QCM for the
benchmark
analysis of Solar cell
2) fabricate new efficient solar cell
prtotype

City University, UK
1) validate the modelling results through
2) Perform characterization and testing for the

The collaboration will be managed through continuous communication through:


a) weekly online-video conference meeting to ensure the progress of work according
to the plane
b) Mutual visits planed to happen every 3 months.

No more than 2,000 characters.

What value will the different individuals/institutions/organisations add to the collaboration (with
specific reference to expertise and standing in the field), how will the
individuals/institutions/organisations benefit and how does the collaboration support the strategies or
needs of the institutions/organisations? *

Value:
CPSM, Egypt
Collaborate with a world-class institute in City University
outreach of

City University, UK
enhance the collaboration
City into Egypt and the Arab

countries
Benefit:
Disseminate the knowledge through publications, conferences, workshops, project websites
and seminars and engagement into industry and public.

No more than 3,000 characters.

Sustainability and capacity


building

Please give a description of how you and your group/department/institution plan to continue
the collaboration after the end of the activity, providing information about potential funding sources that
might support it. *

The current proposal aims at providing novel solar cells with the vision to
enhance the efficiency. Therefore, this research project will pave the way towards
highly expected sustainable long term collaboration between CPSM group and
City University group to take the ideas to be generated in this project from lab to
market. To this end, working closely with the direct stack holders in both countries
and funding sources such as Ministry of Electricity, Egypt and Carbon Trust, UK
will form the right vehicle to attract funders needed to sustain and grow the
collaboration activities.

No more than 1,500 characters.

How will the collaboration contribute to capacity building within the wider research and
innovation landscape in the partner country? *

The proposed research project will definitely lead to a number of outcomes


benefit to Egypt as follows
1- Enrich the scientific culture at Egyptian Universities through vitalizing the
collaboration links with City University.
2- Dissemination of new knowledge generated will stimulate the research efforts at
Egyptian Universities to build on the research agenda around environment based
issues
3- Publications and patents generated will definitely enhance Zewail City rank in
university league table.

No more than 1,500 characters.

UK Principal Applicant

In addition to completing the fields below, please also upload a PDF file
with a 1-page CV outlining your education, employment and academic track
record. The file can be uploaded on the 'Supporting Documents' page
towards the end of this online form.
Title *

Name *

First Name

Last Name
Email address *

Telephone number *

Please make sure you include the country calling code (e.g.: +44 161 957 7755)

Position *

How many hours per month do you spend on research related activities?

How many hours per month would you dedicate to the proposed Institutional Links
collaboration? *

Have you, your group or your department received an Institutional Links or Researcher Links
grant from the British Council in the past? *

Have you, your group or your department previously submitted any unsuccessful Institutional
Links or Researcher Links applications? *

Please nominate a person in your institution who can deputise for the Principal Applicant if
they are unable to lead the UK side of the collaboration for any reason. *

First Name

Last Name
Position of named deputiser *

Email address of named deputiser

UK Lead Institution

Department *

Institution (please ensure you enter the full legal name)

Address *

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal
UK Region *

Type of institution *

If other type of Institution, please provide additional information *

Contact person for grant administration


Name of main contact person for grant administration

First Name

Last Name
Email address of main contact for grant administration

Head of Department (or equivalent). This will be the person who has the authority to
approve this application.

Name of Head of Department (or equivalent, see above)

First Name

Last Name
Email address of Head of Department (or equivalent, see above)

Partner Country Principal


Applicant

In addition to completing the fields below, please also upload a PDF file
with a 1-page CV outlining your education, employment and academic track
record. The file can be uploaded on the 'Supporting Documents' page
towards the end of this online form.
Title *

Name *

First Name

Last Name
Telephone number *

Please make sure you include the country calling code (e.g.: +44 161 957 7755)

Email address *

Position *

How many hours per month do you spend on research related activities?

How many hours per month would you dedicate to the proposed Institutional Links
collaboration? *

Have you, your group or your department received an Institutional Links or Researcher Links
grant from the British Council in the past? *

Have you, your group or your department previously submitted any unsuccessful Institutional
Links or Researcher Links applications? *

Please nominate a person in your institution who can deputise for the Principal Applicant if
they are unable to lead the partner country side of the collaboration for any reason. *

First Name

Last Name
Position of named deputiser *

Email address of named deputiser

Partner Country Lead Institution

Department *

Institution (please ensure you enter the full legal name)

Address *

City

State/Province

Zip/Postal
Partner country *

Type of institution *

If other type of Institution, please provide additional information *

Contact person for grant administration


Name of main contact person for grant administration

First Name

Last Name
Email address of main contact for grant administration

Head of Department (or equivalent). This will be the person who has the authority to
approve this application.
Name of Head of Department (or equivalent, see above) *

First Name

Last Name
Email address of Head of Department (or equivalent, see above)

Associated Partners

Please list any Associated Partners, indicating the type of organisation (i.e. higher
education/research establishment, technology transfer office, not-for-profit/non-governmental
organisation, commercial/for-profit organisation) and the country (UK or partner country).
Please upload a PDF file with further information on the Associated Partners (see final pages of
this form). This should include up to 300 words per partner, summarising the organisational
and individual skills, knowledge and experience each Associated Partner will bring to the
project and the role they will take.
Associated Partner (1) *

Type of institution (1) *

Country (1) *


Associated Partner (2) *

Type of institution (2) *

Country (2) *

Associated Partner (3) *

Type of institution (3) *

Country (3) *

Associated Partner (4) *

Type of institution (4) *

Country (4) *

Associated Partner (5) *

Type of institution (5) *

Country (5) *

Associated Partner (6) *

Type of institution (6) *

Country (6) *

Associated Partner (7) *

Type of institution (7) *

Country (7) *

Associated Partner (8) *

Type of institution (8) *

Country (8) *

Research governance and ethics

Please describe how you will ensure that the activity will be carried out to the highest
standards of ethics and research integrity at least equivalent to those of the UK? *

Both Zewail City and City University adopt the normal practice in carrying
out the research to comply with the highest standard of research ethics and
scientific integrity.

No more than 2,000 characters.

Please describe how potential ethical and health and safety issues arising as part of this
collaboration have been considered and how they will be addressed. *

The proposed project does not constitute any experimental on neither


humans nor animals. Therefore, from this point the project is risk free from
point of hazards and safety.

No more than 2,000 characters.

Will the collaboration covered by the Institutional Links grant involve research on animals,
human participants, human tissue or patient/participant data? *

No

Yes - I confirm that all necessary permission certificates from the relevant local

ethical review committee/authorities in the UK and the partner country have been obtained
Yes - I confirm that all necessary permission certificates from the relevant local ethical

review committee/authorities in the UK and the partner country will be obtained in advance of
the activity commencing

Budget request

Please complete the budget summary, listing (separately by the UK and Partner
Country) all the funding you are requesting. Please also complete the budget spreadsheet
provided on the call website with details of all costs and in-kind contributions. Please refer
to Section 6 of the Guidelines for Applicants for general guidance on the budget support
that can be requested and Annex 1 for country-specific limits and criteria.

Human resources (Partner Country)

Human resources
Human resources (UK) *

Justification - human resources (UK) *

No more than 1,000 characters

Justification - human resources (Partner Country)

No more than 1,000 characters

Other research-related costs


Other research-related costs (UK) *

Other research-related costs (Partner Country)

Justification - other research-related costs (UK) *

No more than 1,000 characters

Justification - other research-related costs (Partner Country)

No more than 1,000 characters

Operational costs
Operational costs (UK) *

Operational costs (Partner Country) *

Justification - operational costs (UK) *

No more than 1,000 characters

Justification - operational costs (Partner Country)

No more than 1,000 characters

Communications costs
Communication costs (UK) *

Communication costs (Partner Country) *

Justification - communications costs (UK)

No more than 1,000 characters

Justification - communications costs (Partner Country)

No more than 1,000 characters

Other costs

Other costs (UK) *

Other costs (Partner Country)

Justification - other costs (UK)

*
*

No more than 1,000 characters

Justification - other costs (Partner Country)

No more than 1,000 characters

Total funding requested

Total funding requested (UK) *

Total funding requested (Partner Country) *

Funds requested from other


sources

Please list any requests for funding submitted to other funders to cover the costs
of this collaboration outside of the Newton Institutional Links programme. The British
Council will reserve the right to withhold part of the funds awarded if additional funds
are obtained from other sources that will cover costs listed previously. The status of
application for funds to cover this collaboration should be communicated to the British
Council as soon as known.
(A) Source for additional funding *

(A) Total amount requested *

(A) Status of application *

(B) Source of additional funding *

(B) Total amount requested *

(B) Status of application *

(C) Source of additional funding *

(C) Total amount requested *

(C) Status of application *

Please inform the British Council by writing to UK-InstitutionalLinks@britishcouncil.org if


additional requests for funding have been submitted.

Additional Information

Please use the space below to include any additional information that you feel is relevant to
your proposal but not covered elsewhere in the application form. *

No more than 2,000 characters.

Assessment of the Institutional


Links proposal

Please indicate which of the following British Council Review Panels is the
most appropriate to assess your proposal. Please select 1 Review Panel can be
selected and choose up to 3 subject areas in priority order within the chosen
Panel (most relevant, very relevant, relevant.) Please select the option other
only if your research does not fit in any of the broad subject areas listed.
Please indicate which of the following Review Panels is the most appropriate to assess your
proposal. *

Biological and Medical Sciences Review Panel

Environment, Agriculture and Food

Sciences Review Panel

Engineering and Physical Sciences Review Panel

Sciences Review Panel

Arts and Humanities Review Panel

Social

Biological and Medical Sciences


Review Panel

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panel. To indicate the priority order, please replace the circles below as follows: 1
most relevant, 2 very relevant, 3 relevant.
Biological and Medical Sciences Review Panel *

1-MOST RELEVANT

Biological and Medical Sciences Review Panel *

2-VERY RELEVANT

Biological and Medical Sciences Review Panel *

3-RELEVANT

Other biological and medical sciences (please specify) *

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Food Sciences Review Panel

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panel. To indicate the priority order, please replace the circles below as follows: 1
most relevant, 2 very relevant, 3 relevant.
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1-MOST RELEVANT

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2-VERY RELEVANT

Environment, Agriculture and Food Sciences Review Panel *

3-RELEVANT

Other Environment, Agriculture and Food (please specify) *

Engineering and Physical


Sciences Review Panel

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Social Sciences Review Panel

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3-RELEVANT

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Panel

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chosen panel. To indicate the priority order, please replace the circles below as
follows: 1 most relevant, 2 very relevant, 3 relevant.
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2-VERY RELEVANT

Arts and Humanities Review Panel *

3-RELEVANT

Other Arts and Humanities (please specify) *

Supporting documents

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successfully.

Detailed budget request (using the template provided on the Institutional Links website)

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successfully.

Signed letter of support from the Head of Department (or equivalent) of the UK Lead
Institution *

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successfully.

1-page CV for the Partner Country Principal Applicant (maximum 1 side of A4)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
When using the Save & Resume function, files uploaded to the form will NOT be saved
to the form until the form is submitted to the database. Users should NOT upload files
until they are ready to submit their application.
Individual files should not exceed 5MB in size.
1-page CV for the UK Principal Applicant (maximum 1 side of A4) *

If the name of your file/document appears beside this button, your file/document has been uploaded
successfully.

Signed letter of support from the Head of Department (or equivalent) of the Partner Country
Lead Institution *

If the name of your file/document appears beside this button, your file/document has been uploaded
successfully.

Further information on any Associated Partners. This should be no more than 300 words per
partner, summarising the organisational and individual skills, knowledge and experience each
Associated Partner will bring to the project and the role they will take. *

If the name of your file/document appears beside this button, your file/document has been uploaded
successfully.

Pre-submission confirmation

Both UK and Partner Country Principal Applicants must confirm the following:
Have you obtained permission to submit this application on behalf of the UK and partner
country institutions? *

I confirm the above

Neither the UK Principal Applicant nor the Partner Country Principal Applicant are subject of a
conflict of interest during the grant award procedure. *

I confirm the above

Neither the UK Principal Applicant not the Partner Country Principal Applicant have been the
subject of a judgement which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a
criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the British Council and partner
organisations' financial interests. *

I confirm the above

Neither the UK Principal Applicant nor the Partner Country Principal Applicant are guilty of
grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authority can justify. *

I confirm the above

Neither the UK Principal Applicant's nor the Partner Country Principal Applicant's home
institution have entered into an arrangement with creditors or suspended business activities, or have
any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for by national legislation or
regulations. *

I confirm the above

Neither the UK Principal Applicant's nor the Partner Country Principal Applicant's home
institution are bankrupt, being wound up, or having their affairs administered by the courts. *

No

Both the UK and Partner Country Principal Applicants and their home institutions have the
professional resources, competencies and qualifications necessary to complete the proposed action.

Yes

I confirm the above

Neither the UK Principal Applicant nor the Partner Country Principal Applicant are guilty of
misrepresentation in supplying the information required as a condition for participation in the grant
award procedure or of failure to supply this information. *

I confirm the above

DATA PROTECTION:

The British Council will use the information provided in the application for processing
the application, making any consequential award, for the award payment, monitoring,
maintenance and review of the award.

In order to carry out the selection process for the travel grants, we may also
share your information with our national partner organisations. The reason for this is
that in countries where we work with partner organisations, the final decision on travel
grants will be made in collaboration with them.
Please note that a confirmation email containing your ID application number will be sent to
your email address. If you do not receive the email following the submission of this form,
please contact us: UK-InstitutionalLinks@britishcouncil.org within 3 working days from the deadline,
otherwise your application will be considered ineligible.
Your application ID number should be mentioned in all the communications with the British
Council.
Please tick this box to confirm that you are willing for the British Council to share your
information with partner organisations for the purpose of this funding application (please note; if you do
not agree to this we may not be able to consider your application for funding) *

purpose of this funding application


Please indicate if you are willing for us to contact you in future about other British Council
research opportunities: *

I am willing for my information passed on to British Council partner organisations for the

I do want to be sent details of future British Council opportunities

I do not want to be

sent details of future British Council opportunities


The British Council will also make some information on successful applications (including the
lay summary provided on the first page of this form) available to the public on their website and other
publicity, and in reports and documents. *

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information to be put on the British Council website


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