OPEN CALL for Co-Leads to host the 2019 IUKWC Workshops

open call for co-lead
The India-UK Water Centre is inviting proposals from members of its Open Network of Water Scientists to organize and run a workshop.
Funding is available to support water scientists, based in India and the UK, in convening one of two Workshops, either:
  • in India during the period 1st February, 2019 – 30th April, 2019; OR
  • in the UK during the period 1st May, 2019 – 31st July, 2019.
Applicants must be members of the Open Network of India-UK Water Scientists, which is open to any Indian-based or UK-based 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 as a key delivery mechanism to ensure it is supporting the needs of the community.

Proposal to run a Workshop

Proposals submitted in response to this call must comply with the following:
Your application will be for one of the two Workshop options in either India or the UK. If you wish to apply to convene a workshop in both India and the UK, then two separate applications should be made.
Workshop Location:Workshop 1: Preferably a government institute in India, with standard accommodation and conference facilities for about 50 delegates.
Workshop Timing:Workshop 1 must be held during the period 1st February, 2019 – 30th April, 2019. Workshop 2 must be held during the period 1st May, 2019 – 31st July, 2019. Workshops are anticipated to be 2-4 days in length, ideally including a field session and time for networking.
Eligibility of Applicants:Applications to run a workshop must include both an Indian and a UK lead applicant; each must be a member of the Open Network of Water Scientists.
Workshop Size:It is anticipated that the workshops would involve 30-40 members of the IUKWC Open Network. Applications must detail the total number of participants the workshop will cater for and the number of these places, which will be made available to Indian and UK Network Members through an Open Call for Participants.
Workshop Theme:This funding opportunity is aimed at building on NERC-MoES research and facilitating new collaborations in one or more of the five IUKWC theme areas of:
  • 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.
Workshop Content:Workshops could include, but are not limited to:
  • Discussion of current state of knowledge in relation to a particular scientific topic
  • Identification of future needs and ideas for joint India-UK research
  • Provision of training to exchange and develop scientific skills in water science.
It is intended that activities provide opportunities for a range of individuals and organisations to attend and partake. These workshops are intended to be primarily focussed on the needs of researchers; IUKWC will host separate activities, which will focus on the needs of and engagement with stakeholders and end-users (see the website for further details on upcoming GFES and UEIs).
Funding:The maximum funding that can be claimed to support the workshop is:
Workshop 1, India:
  • £13,000 to support at least 10 UK participants’ travel and subsistence;
  • Required funding to support up to 30 Indian participants’ travel and subsistence, venue costs, and meeting catering.
Workshop 2, UK:
  • £15,000 to support at least 20 UK participants’ travel and subsistence, venue costs, meeting catering;
  • Required funding to support up to 15 Indian participants’ travel and subsistence.
Eligible costs include travel and subsistence for workshop participants and meeting venue costs. There is no funding for staff costs of the Activity Leads or participants. For more information on eligible costs, see terms and conditions.

Assessment Procedure

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Term and Condition for Convening a Science Workshop before applying.
Applications will be assessed by the IUKWC Secretariat against the following criteria:
  • Fit to the scientific scope of the Centre
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Risk of successful delivery
  • Capability of the individuals to run the activity
  • Relevant expertise of the individuals
  • Anticipated added value


17th September, 2018: CALL NOW CLOSED
25th September, 2018: Applicants notified of outcome

Activity Date Calender: 

Friday, February 1, 2019 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019