Results declared for India UK Advanced Training School (2015 -16)

British Council and Science Engineering Research Board are pleased to announce the results of the India UK Advanced Training School Programme. Please view the list of successful lead co-ordinators in the 'downloads' section below.

About the Programme

On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, British Council - India and the Science and Engineering Research Board, India are pleased to announce “India – UK Advanced Training Schools” (IUATS) - a professional development opportunity focusing on promoting international collaboration and supporting capacity for research and innovation. IUATS invites joint applications from leading researchers, with one researcher based at UK institution and one based at Indian institution.  

IUATS will provide financial support to bring together a UK/India bilateral cohort of mentors, early career researchers and post-doctoral from both countries. The programme aims to train participants in advanced research techniques and methodologies and to create opportunities for exchange of knowledge and good practice between the UK and India. IUATS will be highly interactive, reflective, and relevant to the specific research needs of both the UK and India and could contain a mix of lectures, field trips, hands-on practical training and case studies in advanced research techniques.


Who can apply

Leading researchers who are leading on their research under specified priority areas (please refer to priority areas section below) can apply as lead coordinators by proposing a theme for the IUATS using the online application form. The proposal must be a joint application, with one coordinator based at a UK institution and one based in an Indian institution.  

Please refer to call guidelines for full details.

Key Dates

Deadline for call of applications: 15th December 2015

Selection results announced by: 4th March 2016

IUATS to be delivered: Between 1st May to 31st December 2016

Priority Areas

Lead co-ordinators can submit an application in the following priority areas:

  1. Energy 
  • Design concepts of silicon/non-silicon solar cells including flexible technologies
  • Research issues for smart integration of clean energy with grids (storage, demand response and stability)
  • Clean energy integration and energy efficiency in built environment

2. Water

  • Research and Innovation in urban water technology
  • Advanced waste water treatment 

Costs covered

The IUATS programme will provide grant to lead coordinators towards the costs of the training schools. The grant budget will be provided as per below categories. 

•International travel

•Domestic Travel


•Event rate

•Additional cost

Please refer to call guidelines for full details 


For British Council India 

Purti Kohli


For SERB – India

Dr Amitava Roy