Tuesday, 2 August 2016
Newton-Bhabha PhD Placement Programme, 2016-2017
British Council India, Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are jointly offering Newton-Bhabha PhD Placement Programme. The programme offers short-term (2-4 months) PhD placements for Indian and UK PhD scholars to spend a period of their study at UK or Indian higher education or research institutions.
The programme aims to develop the individual capacity of scholars through PhD placements.
The Newton Bhabha Fund brings together the UK and Indian scientific research and innovation sectors to find joint solutions to the challenges facing India in economic development and social welfare. The scheme is part of the UK’s £375 million Newton Fund to support science and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging powers.
The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.
Course Level: PhD Programme is available to spend a period of their study at UK or Indian higher education or research institutions.
Study Subject: Applications are invited in STEM and Life Sciences subjects including the Grand Challenges areas and underpinning capabilities identified by the UK-India Task Force on Science and Innovation, which are:
Biological and medical sciences – This includes Life sciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Medicine , Pharma and Veterinary Sciences
Engineering Physical and space sciences – This includes Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Mathematics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Environment Food and Agriculture sciences
Public health and well-being
Visa fees, Economy class international airfare and overseas medical insurance incurred by PhD scholars.
In-country costs including accommodation and stipend for PhD scholars
Scholarship can be taken in the UK and India
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from PhD scholars from India and UK in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Life Sciences.
On the UK side: The scheme is open only for UK scholars pursuing their PhD at a UK home institution. Applications will be considered from scholars from all institutions which are strong in research in the priority sectors.
On the Indian Side: The scheme is open only for Indian scholars enrolled at Indian higher education institution with following criteria:
INSPIRE PhD Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) of Batch 2013 are eligible to apply for a STEM subject.
PhD Scholar who have qualified through national level test and are pursuing PhD in mid second or third year of Life sciences are eligible to apply. The following national level tests are considered – CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE, BET, INSPIRE, ICMR-NET, ICAR-NET. Please upload certificate of succeeding the national level test as a supporting document
Nationality: Scholars from India and UK can apply for this programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be pursuing PhD programme UK in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Life Sciences.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.
How to Apply: The application should be submitted by PhD scholar with an endorsement from both the sending and receiving supervisors with the latter’s confirmation that they will host the PhD scholar; duration of the stay and level of bench fees they will charge.
Application Form – Indian Scholars
Application Form – UK Scholars
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th August 2016.