Newton Fund Researcher Link Workshop Grants


British Council through Newton Bhabha Fund announces Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop grant which aims to bring together early-career researchers from India and the UK to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in India and the UK to attend the workshop in a public funded Higher Education Institution in India. 

Applications are welcomed in the following priority areas:

  1. Public Health & Well Being 
  2. Sustainable Cities & Urbanisation 
  3. Food Energy Water nexus 
  4. Understanding Oceans
  5. Big Data
  6. High Value Manufacturing

Priority areas – Recommended by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  1. Elimination Strategy for HIV – with following sub-themes: 

a) The test-and-treat strategy and other possible strategies for HIV elimination 

b) Challenges to elimination 

2. HIV-TB co-infection – with following sub-themes: 

a) Understanding TB latency today and its opportunities for HIV and TB programs 

b) Finding synergies between the HIV and TB programs



  • Publicly funded higher education institution (HEI) such as Central or State Universities or Research Institutions in India that have lead researchers and meet the quality criteria for the Call can apply.
  • Leading or Established Researchers can apply to be Principal Applicants (as defined by the EC — download information here ).
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, as well as a Principal Applicant from India.
  • Please download and view the list of eligible UK research institutions .

Other eligibility criteria apply — click here for details.

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