Following two successful joint calls, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) and STFC are happy to announce the third collaboration to promote new partnerships in Capacity Building in Software and Hardware Infrastructures, and Data Handling through Astronomy. The two previous STFC-NARIT calls funded through the Newton Fund have supported projects that focus on instrumentation development, giving opportunities to Thai researchers, engineers and technicians to develop much-needed skills and work closely with UK counterparts. This third call will welcome both the extension of previously funded projects as well as new projects that will build on the capabilities that both countries have in astronomy.
|Call guidance available||30 August 2019|
|Workshop registration deadline||17 September 2019|
|Participants finalised||01 October 2019|
|Call open||01 October 2019|
|Workshop||21-23 October 2019|
|Call close||05 December 2019|
|Panel selection||Mid December 2019|
|Panel meeting||17 March 2020|
|Project start||March/April 2020|
Workshop registration is now closed.
This call is supported by a workshop in the UK which will promote networking between UK and Thai researchers. Please note that it is not necessary to attend the workshop in order to submit a proposal to the call.
The themes for the call are in line with and in support of the Thailand 4.0 economic model
Prof. Mark Wyatt – University of Cambridge (Chair)
Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum – NARIT (Chair)
Prof. John Richer – University of Cambridge
Dr. Saroj Rujirawat – Suranaree University of Technology
Prof. Robert Thomson – Heriot-Watt University
Prof. Sukit Limpijumnong – Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology
Dr. Robert Massey – Royal Astronomical Society
Dr. Surasak Watanes – Graduate College of Chiang Mai University
The joint STFC-NARIT Newton Fund call for promoting astronomical research will be live by 08:00 BST on Tuesday, 01 October 2019. Proposals based on the priority themes mentioned above are invited for this call. Both, an extension of previously funded projects and new projects are welcome. Please note that attending the workshop is not a necessary criterion for submitting a proposal to this call. List of workshop participants, from UK and Thailand, along with their areas of interest will be published online (in compliance with GDPR) to assist collaboration between attending and non-attending applicants.
Deadline for submitting completed proposals is 16:00 GMT on Thursday, 5 December 2019. We welcome proposals where the project will start before April 2020.
The workshop will take place at the Higgs Centre for Innovation, Edinburgh from 21 – 23 Oct, 2019. Please find details of the workshop including eligibility and registration on Eventbrite. Deadline for registering to attend the workshop is 16:00 BST on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Selected participants will be informed by 16:00 BST on Tuesday, 01 October 2019.
Names and research interests of workshop attendees from both UK and Thailand have been published according to GDPR rules. Please find this in the “Documents” section below. Participants from the two countries are listed on separate sheets of the Workbook.
For queries and further information please contact STFCNewtonFund@stfc.ukri.org
There are four objectives of Thailand 4.0:
Last updated: 20 February 2020