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UKIERI

The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) started in April 2006 with the aim of enhancing educational links between India and the UK. In recognition of the substantial achievements and building on the success of this initiative, the programme has been extended for another 5 years from 2012016 and three new calls have been announced.

UKIERI Thematic Partnerships

The sub-strand will strengthen engagement and encourage future potential collaborations between the Indian and UK higher education institutions by facilitating collaborations, along with promoting and assisting registered PhD students and post-docs in India and the UK to undertake short-term visits to work on research projects. UGC-UKIERI funds are available for partnerships of up to 2 years in duration. UGC-UKIERI partnerships will provide for a maximum of £60,000 over the duration of the project, subject to availability of funds.

The next deadline for applications is tbc.

DST (Department of Science and Technology) - UKIERI Thematic Partnerships

The sub-strand will strengthen engagement and encourage future potential collaborations between the Indian and UK higher education institutions by facilitating collaborations along with promoting and assisting registered PhD students and post-docs in India and the UK to undertake short-term visits to work on research projects. DST-UKIERI funds are available for partnerships of up to 2 years in duration and will provide for a maximum of £40,000/equivalent in INR over the duration of the project to cover the costs of research staff and student exchanges, along with reasonable costs directly associated with the research activities.

Multidisciplinary research will be encouraged. The partnerships will be for Science and Technology projects jointly funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and UKIERI under the 5 key subject areas of:

1.     Stem Cell Research and Animal Biotechnology

2.     Next Generation Networks in Telecommunication

3.     Advanced Materials including Nanotechnology

4.     Weather Science and Climate Change

5.     New Energy Technologies including Hydrogen

The next deadline for applications is tbc.

Trilateral Research in Partnership (TRIP)

The sub-strand aims to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between higher education institutions in the UK, US and India. The funds will support the strengthening of PhD students and post-docs in all three countries in developing international team work, problem solving and innovation in research and increasing mobility of PhD students and post-docs between India, the UK and the US.

TRIP funding proposals are welcome across subjects from the Humanities, Social Sciences as well as Science and Technology fields. Multidisciplinary research approaches are encouraged.  TRIP funds are available to support project proposals up to 2 years in duration, and the grants will provide up to a maximum of £50,000 during that time period.

The next deadline for applications is tbc.

Further information on all the above UKIERI schemes can be found on the UKIERI web pages.

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