Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants


ABOUT NEWTON BHABHA FUND RESEARCHER LINKS WORKSHOP GRANTS: Sharing knowledge and building social prosperity'

British Council in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry announces Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grant to bring together early-career researchers from India and the UK to build international connections which can support them in improving 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.

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund., a UK Government initiative funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. 

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


  • The candidates interested to apply as workshop coordinators should qualify the ‘Leading Researcher R4’ criteria as defined by the European Commission.
  • Each proposal must have one workshop coordinator from the UK, as well as a workshop coordinator from India.
  • ODA requirement: All applications must meet the required relevance to economic development or social welfare (see guidelines for further information) of the partner country.
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions 

Other eligibility criteria -  Please click here to find more on this. 


13 June 2017, 16.00 (UK time)

how to apply

Please click here to get more details with regards to the online application form.


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