STEM placements in India for UK PhD students

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British Council India and India’s Department of Science and Technology are inviting applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements for UK students in India for 3-6 month placements.

This PhD programme is being run under the Newton-Bhabha Fund, a part of the Newton Fund. Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries


Applications are welcome from UK PhD students studying STEM subjects – particularly those interested in:

  • Sustainable Cities and Rapid Urbanisation
  • Public Health and Well being
  • Energy Water Food Nexus

Application process

The application form can be found here.

Deadline for applying 31 July 2015
Notification to successful applicants 15 October 2015
Grant received by 15 December 2015
Placement period 3 to 6 months between January and October 2016

More information on the programme, who is eligible, what the scheme covers and how to apply can be found here.


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