The British Council, in partnership with the Departments of Science and Technology (DST) and Biotechnology (DBT), invites applications for funding support for short-term placements in United Kingdom (UK) and Indian institutions between March to October 2019.
The placement offer provides funding to Indian and UK PhD scholars for a period of 2 to 4 months of their research at any UK or Indian higher education institution. As a result of participating in international intellectual networks, it builds the capacity of individuals, increases cultural understanding and fosters sustainable research collaborations.
The programme further aims to:
-provide individual professional development through international training and development opportunities
-increase the number of highly trained researchers in the UK and India with international experience, able to contribute to the absorptive capacity for research and innovation and thus bring about economic and social benefits
-develop international joint training pathways
-increase awareness of the research strengths of the UK and India