Newton Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grants, India

The Researcher Link workshops give an opportunity to researchers in India and the UK to form new international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Early-career researchers based in the UK or India can apply to participate in the workshops.

The details for Researcher Link workshop grants as well as the workshops for the year 2018-19 are given below:


Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grant

British Council in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry announces Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop grant which aims to bring together early-career researchers from India and the UK to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in India and the UK to attend the workshop in the hosting country. 

Priority Areas

Within the chemical sciences proposals, the following challenge areas are particularly welcome:  

  • Human Health – e.g. Antimicrobial resistance, neglected diseases, medical chemistry, bio-materials, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health 
  • Energy – e.g. sustainable fuels, chemicals and energy storage. 
  • Climate, Environment and Sustainability – e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity, new materials, nanomaterials, water quality, climate, agriculture, air. 
  • Sustainable energy for all 
  • Water and sanitation 
  • Food and nutrition (including food security) 
  • Research with relevance to the above areas at the Chemistry-Biology interface, the Chemistry-Materials interface and the Chemistry-Environmental Science interface 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Leading or Established Researchers as defined by the EC here can apply to be Principal Applicants.
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one from India.
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Click here for information


11 June 2018, 12:00 (midday), UK time

How to Apply

Click here for more details and to know about the online application process. 


All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to the Researcher Links email address and/or Please specify in the subject line that you are enquiring about the Newton Researcher Links Workshops call.

Call for applications: Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Link Workshops

Title: Scopes and Challenges for the development of novel antimicrobial agents from Ayurvedic medicinal plants to combat the problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Dates: 4 to 7 September 2018

Venue: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Partner Institutes: Jadavpur University, India and University of East London, UK

Last date to apply: 30th June 2018

For more details, click here.

Call for Applications: Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Link workshop

Title: ElChem Routes Workshop

Dates: 9 to 15 December 2018

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Partner Institutes: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India and University of Southampton

For more details click here.