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 are given below:

 

Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grants 2019

British Council through Newton Bhabha Fund 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 a public funded Higher Education Institution in India. 

Applications are welcomed in the following priority areas:

  1. Public Health & Well Being 
  2. Sustainable Cities & Urbanisation 
  3. Food Energy Water nexus 
  4. Understanding Oceans 
  5. Big Data 
  6. High Value Manufacturing

Priority areas – Recommended by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) 

  1. Elimination Strategy for HIV – with following sub-themes: 

a) The test-and-treat strategy and other possible strategies for HIV elimination 

b) Challenges to elimination 

2. HIV-TB co-infection – with following sub-themes: 

a) Understanding TB latency today and its opportunities for HIV and TB programs 

b) Finding synergies between the HIV and TB programs

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Publicly funded higher education institution (HEI) such as Central or State Universities or Research Institutions in India that have lead researchers and meet the quality criteria for the Call can apply. 
  • Leading or Established Researchers can apply to be Principal Applicants (as defined by the EC - download information here ).
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, as well as a Principal Applicant from India.
  • Please download and view the list of eligible UK research institutions .

Other eligibility criteria apply - click here for details.

COST COMPONENT

Newton Bhabha Fund will cover: 

  • International travel per UK participant 

Public funded Indian Higher Education Institution will cover: 

  • Domestic travel per Indian participant 
  • Subsistence costs for all UK and Indian participants 
  • Event costs for all UK and Indian participants 
  • Additional workshop costs 

DEADLINE: 9 August 2019, 16:00 hrs UK time

HOW TO APPLY

Click here for details about the online application form and process.

CONTACT

Please send all queries or comments about this call to UK-ResearcherLinks@britishcouncil.org and/or purti.kohli@britishcouncil.org. Please specify that you are enquiring about the Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshops 2019 call.

Workshop - Electrochemical Technologies for Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Industrial Processes

Dates of workshop: 2 - 5 December 2019

Location: IISER Pune, Pune, India

Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019 

Further information on how to apply is available here

Workshop - Addressing the global rise in antimicrobial resistant infections through lab-on-a-chip technology

Dates of workshop: 18-21 November 2019

Location: IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Programme: Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019

Further information on how to apply is available here