Open Call

Kerala

Call closes on 22 Sept 2017

The India-UK Water Centre is inviting proposals from members of its Open Network of Water Scientists in two areas:
1. Proposals to convene a science workshop on one of the Centre's themes to: discuss the current state of knowledge in a particular area; identify the future requirements/ideas for joint research and/or; provide training to exchange and further develop scientific skills in water security science.
2. Proposals to take part in researcher exchanges in order to spend time exploring new science ideas around on the Centre's themes, building capacity or training in research methods, or exchanging latest findings.

Funding and administrative support from the Centre is available to Indian and UK water scientists for these activities which will be held during 2018. Applicants must be members of the Open Network of India-UK Water Scientists, which is open to any Indian or UK water scientist to join.

Promoting cooperation and collaboration between Indian-UK water researchers is a key ambition of the India-UK Water Centre which sees community-led ideas for workshops and exchanges as a key delivery mechanism to ensure it is supporting the needs of the community. It is intended that activities funded under this call will provide opportunities for a range of individuals and organisations to attend and partake.

Science Workshops

Funding is available to support two workshops, one hosted in India during the period 01 April 2018–30 June 2018, and one hosted in the UK during the period 01 September 2018- 30 November 2018. Typically 2-4 days in length, workshops will normally bring together 30-40 scientists from the UK and India. All proposals to run a workshop must include an Indian and a UK lead applicant. This call is aimed at building on NERC-MoES research and facilitating new collaborations in one of five IUKWC theme areas:

  • Developing hydro-climate services to support water security;
  • Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus; 
  • Using new scientific knowledge to help stakeholders set objectives for freshwater management; 
  • Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management;
  • Transforming science into catchment management solutions.

Call closes on 22nd Sep 2017, more details and how to apply are available here

Researcher Exchange Schemes

Funding is available to support Indian scientists in visits to the UK or UK scientists to visit India. Two types of exchange schemes are run by the IUKWC and applications under either scheme are invited in this call. The Senior Exchange Scheme focuses on visits by leading scientists with an emphasis on developing new ideas for future India-UK projects. The Junior Exchange Scheme focuses on early career researchers and PhD students, providing experience of working internationally, developing scientific skills and laying the seeds for future India-UK collaborations as their careers progress. Exchanges proposed in response to this call may focus any of the five IUKWC themes:

  • Developing hydro-climate services to support water security;
  • Building cross-sectoral collaborations to understand the dynamic interactions across the water-energy-food nexus; 
  • Using new scientific knowledge to help stakeholders set objectives for freshwater management; 
  • Improving freshwater monitoring frameworks and data for research and management;
  • Transforming science into catchment management solutions.

Call closes on 22nd Sept 2017, more details and how to apply are avilablae here