Going Global Partnerships Industry Academia Collaborative Grant

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The Industry Academia Collaborative Grant is a part of the Going Global Partnerships programme that has been initiated by the British Council to promote collaboration between industry and academia. The objective of the grant is to catalyse industry academia partnerships that will allow academia and industry to work in sync, prepare work ready workforce, reduce on the job training cost, and make learners more employable. The grant aims to build stronger, more inclusive, industry connected higher education systems that support global development impacts. 

The grant will support in building Industry academia collaboration for a more joined up approach leading to excellence in higher education, work ready workforce and quality research outputs for the benefit of the industry and the academia. 

  1. All grants will be disbursed to the UK Higher Education Institutions, and they will be responsible for the modalities of sharing the grants with their Indian partners for activities related to the project. There is no requirement for the split to be of a particular ratio, but it should be mutual and equitably address the partnership’s goal.
  2. The themes and subjects selected for the teaching-learning modules should not be culturally insensitive, controversial or matters related to India’s internal security. Other than this requirement, it is open to all subject areas.
  3. Preference will be given if the themes for collaborative teaching-learning development are in areas that have a strong market demand.


The grant is available to all UK and Indian Higher Education Institutions and industry applicants who would like to collaborate on a larger theme in areas like (this is an indicative list and not exhaustive) product / process innovation, course / module development, research, creation of knowledge, develop employable workforce, and an opportunity for learners to work on new technologies and challenging problems. 

Indian Institutions may be one of the following:

  • Government or privately funded higher education institute, recognised by state or central governments and its institutions like UGC, AICTE, or any other competent body in India. 
  • Indian institutes of eminence, Indian institutes of national importance are encouraged to apply.

UK Institution must be one of the following:

  • Higher Education provider with degree awarding powers.
  • Not-for-profit research institutions, establishment and organisations. 
  • Any public or private organisations with a role in the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET)/Further Education (FE) system.

Industry must be one of the following:

  • For-profit/commercial organisations, including micro, small, medium and large enterprises.

To Apply

Please click here to access the online application form. Sample application form is available in the downloads section. Please note, email submissions will not be accepted hence to apply, please fill in the online application form.

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