The Cambridge–Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme was established in 2009 to stimulate exchange of ideas and academic collaboration between leading Indian institutions and the University of Cambridge. The scheme is named after Dr Yusuf Hamied, Chairman of Cipla Ltd, India, and alumnus of the Department of Chemistry and Christ's College, University of Cambridge.
This programme supports Cambridge scholars each year to visit India with a view to enhancing existing academic collaborations. As well as meeting with their Indian counterparts in key host institutions, participants will be able to visit organisations and research centres with which they share an interest. The scheme also supports Indian scholars each year to visit Cambridge to build on existing academic collaborations.
This two-way exchange programme aims to enhance the experience of all participants, spread goodwill and mutually benefit the University of Cambridge and India.
Successful applicants will be expected to implement a travel programme of a minimum of 1–2 weeks in duration. The full cost of flights, transfers, accommodation and local travel are included in this scheme. After the visit, a one-page report should accompany the expense claims that are submitted.