Current opportunities for those interested in UK/ India Collaborations are below. Please follow the links for further information. Information on previous opportunities can be found here.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India, in collaboration with Department of International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are delighted to announce a new funding opportunity from the Global Research Programme to address the health needs of women and children in disadvantaged populations globally.
For the second activity under this programme the joint funders are calling for research that will impact the ability to prevent, diagnose and manage prevalent chronic and infectious diseases facing women and their unborn children in low- and middle-income (LMIC) settings.
There are four priority areas as the focus of this call:
This initial stage for concept proposals is now open and will close on the 12th April 2016 16:00 GMT
More details on this call is available here.
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in partnership with India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) invite joint proposals to a new 3-year research programme to improve water quality by providing a better understanding of the sources and fate of different pollutants and by supporting the development of management strategies and technologies to reduce pollution levels.
Research applications are invited to focus on one or more of the following areas:
The scope of this call reflects the outcomes of the UK-India Water Quality scoping meeting held in New Delhi in November 2016 in partnership with RCUK India, bring together the funders and the academic communities from the UK and India.
The UK component of the programme has a budget of £4.2 million, with matched research effort by DST.
More details on the call is available here.
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through:
GCRF is administered through delivery partners including the Research Councils and national academies. It forms part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and will be awarded in a manner that fits with Official ODA guidelines.
Information on current Research Council opportunities under the GCRF fund can be found here.
Please direct all enquires about the GCRF fund to email@example.com
The Newton Fund is a new initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. Research Councils UK is one of several UK delivery partners for the Newton Fund and will be working strategically with partner countries to develop a series of research activities to address challenges defined by the overarching ambitions of the Fund.
The UK and India are collaborating on a number of research calls under the Newton Fund. Details of all Research Council opportunities under the Newton Fund can be found here.