Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants



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. 

These grants are funded under the Newton Bhabha Fund which aims to promote the economic development and social welfare of India or through working with India. The proposal for workshop grant must clearly articulate a pathway showing how the research may lead to positive impact on the Indian population within a reasonable time frame (3-15 years).

Leading Researchers (researchers leading their research area or field) one from India and one from UK are welcome to apply for the workshop grant jointly on the below priority areas:

Priority areas: Chemistry related applications only. Within the chemical sciences proposals, the following challenge areas are particularly welcome:  

  • Human Health – e.g. antimicrobial resistance, neglected diseases, medicinal chemistry, bio-materials. 
  • Energy – e.g. sustainable fuels, chemicals and energy storage. 
  • Environment and Sustainability – e.g. new materials, nanomaterials, water quality, climate, agriculture, air. 
  • Research with relevance to the above areas at the Chemistry-Biology interface, the Chemistry-Materials interface and the Chemistry-Environmental Science interface.  

Established Researchers (researchers who have developed a level of independence)  – up to two from each country   identified by Leading Researchers to be involved in the workshop and act as mentors, and the remaining participants must be researchers at an earlier stage in their career. 


  • Leading Researchers as defined by the European Commission here can apply to be workshop coordinators.
  • Each proposal must have one workshop coordinator from the UK and one from India
  • Only workshops covering chemistry-related research can be funded.
  • Please see list of eligible UK research institutions in the Downloads section.

Other eligibility criteria apply. Please refer to the Guidelines document available from the Downloads section below for full eligibility criteria. 


The submission deadline for 2016 has ended.


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