UKIERI – DST Thematic Partnerships

By Feb.21, 2014

Funding opportunity


DST Thematic Partnerships


UKIERI (UK-India Education & Research Initiative)


Forecast deadline: 31st May 2014


Funds are available for partnerships of up to two years in duration and provide a   maximum of £75,000 equivalent in INR. Eligible costs include research staff and fellow and student exchanges, including travel and accommodation costs, and reasonable costs directly associated with research activities including laboratory consumables.


The UK-India Education and Research Initiative of the British Council and the Department of Science and Technology of India invite applications for their thematic   partnerships. These facilitate collaborations between faculties and researchers and enable registered PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in India and the UK to undertake short-term visits to work on research projects. Five key subject areas are:

  • sustainable energy supply;
  • food production and security;
  • water supply and security;
  • health and disease;
  • innovation, including social impact and intellectual property;
  • research and science policy.


Up to 2 years


Multidisciplinary research is encouraged. These partnerships are intended for institution-based research teams, in the UK and India, of proven research ability. The project   leaders should be faculty members or academia in an institution or research laboratory in a UK university or institution. EU citizens may apply provided   that they hold a permanent position in the UK, and non-EU citizens should have held a permanent position for at least three consecutive years. Indian project leaders should be based in an Indian university or institution and be resident in India.