Plato's Communities: Citizenship and Diversity

Workshop Title: Plato’s Communities: Citizenship and Diversity

UK coordinator: Gábor Betegh (University of Cambridge)

Brazil coordinator: Gabriele Cornelli (Universidade de Brasília)

Discipline: Ancient Philosophy

Dates and venue: September 19-21, 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 PhD students (advanced stage or near the completion of their thesis) or 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 participants will have the opportunity to present their research and discuss it with with junior and senior researchers from the UK and Brazil. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations. Participants will be selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.
The British Council and the Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Distrito Federal (FAP-DF) will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals, as well as visa costs. Participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur when the participants are in-country.

Application and Deadline: The full application below must be completed and submitted by the March 30, 2017 to archai.unb@gmail.com.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form

Application must be submitted before the above deadline

Participants must be PhD students (advanced stage or near the completion of their thesis) or Early Career Researchers (Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD in Classics, Philosophy or related fields and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience). They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/pdf/research_policies/Towards_a_European_Framework_for_Research_Careers_final.pdf.) 



Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Brazil

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 Relevance and quality of the proposed presentation Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop

Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop

Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes

Selection Procedure:

Eligibility check

Quality assessment

Notification of results: Applicants will be notified by email 3 months prior to the workshop

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 are encouraged to work towards an equal gender balance, promote diversity. They must not exclude applicants on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organizers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of Early Career Researchers with special needs will be given.