Information on Newton Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grants, India

The Researcher Link workshops give an opportunity to researchers to form new international connections.

Early-career researchers based in the UK or India can apply to participate in the workshops. The details for Researcher Link workshops scheduled in India for year 2017-18 can be found on this page.  

Peptides, Proteins and Metals in Disease and Therapy

  • Date of workshop: 6-8 November 2017 
  • Location: Kanpur, India
  • Application deadline: Applications closed
  • Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links 
  • Eligibility and further information can be found here  

India-UK Workshop on Working at the Chemistry Microbiology Interface to Develop New Antibiotics 

  • Date of workshop: 14-18 December 2017
  • Location: Bengaluru, India   
  • Application deadline: 15 September 2017
  • Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links match-funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Eligibility and further information can be found here.


NanoMaterials: From Spectroscopy to Bioimaging

  • Date of workshop: 14-16 December 2017
  • Location: IISER, Kolkata, India
  • Application deadline: 15 November 2017
  • Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop
  • Eligibility and further information can be found here.

India-UK Workshop on Thermoelectric Materials for Waste-Heat Harvesting

  • Date of workshop: 8-10 January 2018
  • Location: Bangalore, India   
  • Application deadline: 1 September 2017
  • Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links 
  • Eligibility and further information can be found here.

Closed Loop Green Technologies for Rural Communities: Call Closed

Closed Loop Green Technologies for Rural Communities

  • Date of workshop: 11-13 September 2017
  • Location: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links 

Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants : Call Closed

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

 Eligibility Criteria

  • 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. 

Applications for 2017 are now closed


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.

UK-India Workshop on Energy for Economic Development and Welfare - Call Closed

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton-Bhabha Fund, the British Council and Royal Society of Chemistry 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. The workshop details are as below:

  • Date of workshop: 23-27 October 2017
  • Location: Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun, India 
  • Programme: Newton Fund Researcher Links


Call for participants to workshop on: Translating Clean Energy Research to Rural India - Call Closed

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton-Bhabha Fund, the British Council, the University of Edinburgh and IISER Pune will be holding a workshop on the above theme in IISER Pune, India on 4th – 8th September 2017. The workshop is being coordinated by Professor Neil Robertson and Professor Satish Ogale, and will have contributions from other leading researchers. We still have a few places left for Early Career Researchers from the UK or India, working either in relevant physical sciences or social sciences, to apply to attend this workshop. The workshop specifically aims to bring together physical and social scientists to jointly tackle sustainable energy problems. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton-Bhabha Researcher Links programme.

Further information is available at:

The application is now closed.