Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre


Gender Issues in STEM Education





  • UK Coordinator: Dr Paul Hernandez Martinez, Loughborough University
  • Partner Country coordinator: Dr Angeles Dominguez Cuenca, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Discipline: Education
  • Dates/venue: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, June 12-16 2017

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

As part of this programme, we are now recruiting early career researchers to participate in the above workshop.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation (Pecha Kucha format) and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations, including writing bids for research funding. Participants will be selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

The British Council and CONACyT will cover the costs related to the participation on the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa (if required) will be covered. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance.

Application and Deadline

Download the application here.

The full application must be completed and submitted by April 10 2017 to:


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form. Please attach to this application form a full CV.
  • Application must be submitted before the above deadline.
  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as being in their last two years of their PhD studies or having up to 5 years post-PhD research experience (this definition can be flexible in relation to the number of years of post-PhD experience).
  • The participants must be living in the UK or Mexico and be matriculated in a PhD programme or have a research or academic position (e.g. a permanent post, research contract, a fellowship, etc.) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Mexico by the time of the workshop.
  • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.

Quality Assessment

  • 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.

Selection Procedure

  • Eligibility check
  • Quality assessment

Notification of results

Applicants will be notified by email by the 28 April 2017 at the latest.

Equal Opportunities

Equal opportunities and diversity are at the heart of the British Council’s cultural relations ambitions. While recognising that some research fields are dominated by one particular gender, co-ordinators will work towards an equal gender balance and to promote diversity. They will not exclude applicants on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability.