The Enabling Grants for UK-China Institutional Partnerships through academic collaboration is designed to enable effective UK-China higher education collaboration, strengthen institutional partnerships and academic collaborations through sharing knowledge and principles of good practice, whilst cooperating on research and capacity building. We intend to help continue academic exchanges and deepen institutional ties, while delivering real benefit to the education sector of the countries involved. 

The British Council will provide the funding to UK universities who have been partnering with China or leading UK universities of the UK-China higher education consortia, for selected projects that will strengthen academic collaboration and enhance higher education internationalisation between the UK and China.

The project may contain multiple partnerships activities, and a funding of no more than GBP30,000 will be awarded to an individual institution and no more than GBP150,000 to the consortium. Projects can be delivered online, offline or blended. All applications must demonstrate key characteristics of gender equality and inclusion

How to Apply 

Please refer to the attached call documents for more information. 

Please complete the downloadable application form and email it along with all supporting documentation to partnershipfund@britishcouncil.org.cn by 23:59 GMT on 29 October 2021.  

This initiative is part of the British Council Going Global Partnerships programme. Find out other Going Global Partnerships opportunities and activities.

Addendum to the Going Global Partnerships Call for proposals

Further to the recent Going Global Partnerships Call for Proposals from British Council in China, please note that the section on eligible costs has been updated, as follows:

Eligible costs: The cost of staff time for full-time personnel working directly on the project, plus the costs of temporary personnel and other temporary staff recruited to work solely on the project.

If you have any further questions, or need any further clarification regarding the above, please contact PartnershipFund@britishcouncil.org.cn.