ESRC/NSFC call for collaborative research on urban transformations in China

Economic and Social Research Council, GB and other funders

The Economic and Social Research Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China invite proposals for their collaborative research on urban transformations in China, under the Newton Fund. This supports collaborative projects between the UK and China that address urban transformations, and the economic development and welfare of China. Proposals must address the following topics:

•urban systems and hierarchies;

•migration and public services;

•land use, housing and infrastructure;

•inequalities and everyday life;

•urban environment and sustainability.

Proposals should also consider the economics and governance of urban transformation as cross-cutting issues.

Applicants based at UK higher education institutions, research council institutes or independent research organisations eligible for RCUK funding, may apply.

ESRC provides up to £3 million to support UK researchers, with matched funding from NSFC to support Chinese researchers. Grants are worth between £500,000 and £750,000 at 80 per cent full economic cost for UK applicants. Approximatively four to six proposals may be funded for projects lasting up to three years, starting on 1 January 2016.

Closing date: 28th May 2015

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