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UK and India upgrade joint research on clean water and clean energy

UK-India research projects on ‘Water Quality Research’ and ‘Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment’ were launched today by Dr V K Saraswat, Member, National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology India and Daniel Shah, Director, Research Councils UK India.

19 February 2018
UK-India working together to address Antimicrobial Resistance through joint research

The UK-India Strategic Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research held their second meeting in New Delhi to discuss mutual research priorities to tackle AMR, an increasingly serious global threat.

07 November 2017
UK-India Science Ministers announce joint research projects to address shared challenges

The UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson and Indian Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri Y S Chowdary together announced new UK-India joint research projects.

01 November 2017
UK-India joint research call on 'Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India

The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in partnership with Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) have announced a joint call for research proposals addressing the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India’.

02 October 2017
EU-India call for collaborative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections

The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP) launched its first research funding call that aims to bring together a number of social science and humanities funders in India and Europe to support excellent and innovative research on sustainability, equity, well-being and cultural connections.

13 September 2017
FarmerZone in the making: DBT's Smart Agriculture Conclave in partnership with the UK

The Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, convened the Smart Agriculture Conclave in New Delhi from 29 – 31 August 2017, in partnership with the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Research Councils UK India.

31 August 2017
Antimicrobial Resistance in India: Expression of Interest for Interactive Workshop

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are inviting expressions of interest to participate in an Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Sandpit. This sandpit will be a residential interactive workshop over 3.5 days in India in early November 2017.

08 August 2017
India and the UK invite joint proposals for research into Pulses and Oilseeds

The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are delighted to announce a joint call for collaborative research applications between UK and Indian researchers to undertake high quality three-year projects aimed at increasing the productivity, resilience, sustainability and quality of pulses and oilseeds grown for food or feed in India.

20 July 2017
UK Research and Innovation launches interim website

An interim website has been launched today by UK Research and Innovation, The site will be a source of news and information about the development of UK Research and Innovation ahead of its formal creation in April 2018.

19 July 2017
Pre-call announcement: UK-India AMR Initiative

RCUK are working together to fund a wide range of research in AMR, in a cross-council initiative to develop collaborative approaches across research disciplines and to identify a number of research opportunities and challenges in tackling the rise in AMR.

05 July 2017
Pre-announcement: ESRC-ICSSR Call for Collaborative Research on Urban Transformations in India

The UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) are delighted to pre-announce a joint call for collaborative projects to enhance the understanding of urban issues in India and achieve economic and social impact.

21 April 2017
Pre-announcement: First joint research call on 'Sustainability, Equity, Wellbeing and Cultural Connections'

The Indo-European joint call for research on Sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections’ will be launched at an event in Brussels on the 24-25 April 2017. The event will bring together research funders, academia and policy makers from India and European partner countries.

21 April 2017
RCUK programmes highlighted at the first India-UK bilateral energy dialogue

The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, led the first India-UK bilateral Energy Dialogue ‘Energy for Growth’, on 6-7 April 2017 in New Delhi.

19 April 2017
Taking India collaboration in social sciences and humanities to the next level

The EU-India Social Sciences and Humanities Platform (EqUIP) is an EU funded programme strengthening the partnership and knowledge sharing between European countries and India in the social sciences, arts and humanities (SSH).

26 March 2017
India and the UK invite joint proposals for Water Quality Research March 2017

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) are delighted to invite joint proposals to a new 3-year research programme to improve water quality.

12 March 2017
EPSRC-ESRC-DST joint call: Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment

The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) jointly invite proposals for research projects focussing on reducing energy demand in the built environment as part of the Newton-Bhabha Fund.

06 February 2017
UK-India Research to address health needs of women and children

The UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and Department of International Development (DFID) in partnership with India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) have launched the second phase of the Global Research Programme (GRP) addressing the health needs of women and children globally.

05 February 2017

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