Newton-Bhabha PhD Placements Programme

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Kochi: On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, British Council- India and the Department of Science and Technology, India have invited applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions.

The programme will sponsor UK and Indian PhD students to spend a period of their study (3 to 6 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions taking place between March 2015 and March 2016.

The programme is envisaged to:
Develop individual capacity 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.
Build cultural understanding, and foster long-term sustainable research collaborations.
Develop international joint training pathways.
Increase awareness of the research strengths of the UK and India.

Applications are invited from PhD students in the UK currently enrolled at a regionally accredited institution of higher education institute in the UK. In India, the application is open to existing INSPIRE PhD fellows who have completed at least two years of research. Please refer to call guidelines for full details of eligibility criteria.

Visa fee, Economy class international airfares and overseas medical insurance incurred by PhD students.
In-country costs including accommodation and stipend for PhD students.

The application should be submitted by PhD student with endorsement from both the sending and receiving supervisors with the latter’s confirmation that they will host the PhD students; duration of the stay and level of fees they will charge.

Applications should include the statement of purpose.

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