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Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants 2020

Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants 2020. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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British Council through Newton Bhabha Fund announces Researcher Links Workshop Grant 2020Researcher Links this year is in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. The programme is designed to promote international development- relevant research and professional development of early-career researchers. The programme gives financial support to bring together a UK and India cohort of early career researchers in a workshop with a potential for long term sustainability.

Leading or Established Researchers can apply as Principal applicants. One applicant from India and one from the UK from Not-for-profit higher education institutions or publicly funded research organisations can jointly propose a theme from the given priority areas and apply for funding through an online application form.  The detailed application process is shared in the call guidelines (Link shared in How to Apply section).

Call start date: 20 April 2020

Call end date: 12 June 2020

Priority Areas:

Applications are welcome in the following DBT priority areas:

A. Agriculture and allied areas: Focus on

  • Post-harvest processing and handling, (e.g. sustainable packaging, increasing shelf life, etc.)
  • Farmed animal and aquaculture diseases
  • Offshore farming technologies

B. Environment and Circular Bio-economy: Focus on

  • Impact of climate change on health/wellbeing; biodiversity loss
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Plastic alternatives
  • Translating academic innovations
  • Bio-hybrid solar cells

C. Biotechnology-education: research/policy for accelerated development of the sector

D. Health: Focus on

  • Accelerated vaccine development
  • Advanced biomaterial applications, nano/micro-motors
  • Brain research, neurobiology, brain-computer interphase
  • Aging and age-related disorders
  • Immuno-engineering
  • Metabolic engineering for pharmaceutical production

E. Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning in

  • Health (epidemic predictions, medical risk prediction, and reduction during humanitarian disasters/emergencies)
  • Agriculture, Aquaculture, Marine and Animal products (post-harvest supply chain management)
  • Genomics and personalized medicine.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Not‑for‑profit higher education institutions or publicly‑funded research organisations that have Leading or Established Researchers are eligible to apply as Lead institutions.
  • Leading or Established Researchers from the above-mentioned category of institutions can apply to be Principal Applicants (as defined by the European commission – download information here).
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK, and one from India.

Please refer to the detailed eligibility criteria in the call guidelines.

How to Apply:



All queries or comments about this call should be addressed to the Researcher Links email address [email protected] and /or [email protected]. Please specify that you are enquiring about the Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshops call.

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