UK-India PhD Placement Programme: Call for applications

Grants are available under the Newton-Bhabha Fund for UK PhD students in STEM and Life Sciences to spend a 2 - 4 month period of research at an Indian higher education or research institution. The funding will cover: UK-India return airfare, arrival allowance (INR 10,000), monthly stipend (INR 25,000), and additional funding towards accommodation costs.

Priority areas:

  • Biological and Medical sciences – This includes Life sciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharma and Veterinary Sciences
  • Engineering and Physical sciences – This includes Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Mathematics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Big data and Manufacturing
  • Environment Food and Agriculture sciences
  • Public health and well being

Deadline for applications: 21 August 2017 (4pm BST)

Placement period: March to December 2018


For more information, please visit the call website

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