The UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India (MoST) have jointly established a three-year (2014-2016) PhD Placement Programme under the Newton-Bhabha Fund.
The programme aims to develop the individual capacity of scholars by offering short-term (2-4 months) PhD placements for Indian and UK scholars to spend a period of study at UK or Indian higher education or research institutions. The programme is administered and funded by the British Council India and the Department of Biotechnology, India.
The placements will be focused on research areas which have been identified at the country level as important for fulfilling the Fund goals. These areas are:
•Biological and medical sciences
•Engineering, physical and space sciences
•Environment, agriculture and food sciences
•Public health and wellbeing
The deadline for applications is 21 August 2017, 4pm UK time. Details are available on the website.