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British Council in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry announces Newton Bhabha Fund Researcher Links Workshop grants for early-career researchers from India and the UK to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

Call Type: bilateral and collaborative, UK-India

This call is aimed at proposals from the Chemical Sciences.


Within the chemical sciences proposals, the following challenge areas are particularly welcome:  

  • Human Health – e.g. Antimicrobial resistance, neglected diseases, medical chemistry, bio-materials, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, child mortality, maternal health 
  • Energy – e.g. sustainable fuels, chemicals and energy storage. 
  • Climate, Environment and Sustainability – e.g. climate change, green technology, sustainable development, ecosystem services, resource scarcity, new materials, nanomaterials, water quality, climate, agriculture, air. 
  • Sustainable energy for all 
  • Water and sanitation 
  • Food and nutrition (including food security) 
  • Research with relevance to the above areas at the Chemistry-Biology interface, the Chemistry-Materials interface and the Chemistry-Environmental Science interface 


  • Leading or Established Researchers as defined by the EC can apply to be Principal Applicants.
  • Each proposal must have one Principal Applicant from the UK and one from India.

Funding Level

Further details on are available through the website of the British Council, implementing partner of the Newton Bhabha Fund.

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