research exchange

The IUKWC Researcher Exchange Schemes provide opportunities for Indian experts to visit the UK or UK experts to visit India in order to spend time exploring research ideas, building capacity or training in research methods, or exchanging latest findings. The Centre offers two types of exchange schemes:

  • Senior Exchange Scheme: Focused on visits by leading scientists (>8yrs since PhD) with an emphasis on developing new ideas for future India-UK projects in the water security field.
  • Junior Exchange Scheme: Focused on early career researchers (<8yrs since PhD) PhD students, and MSc Students with 3 years or more relevant experience. Providing experience of working internationally, developing scientific skills and laying the seeds for future India-UK collaborations as their careers progress.

The IUKWC aims to hold at least one exchange per year in each of the UK and India. Guidance on the location for the exchange for each call during the year is provided in call announcements. It is anticipated that exchanges would normally involve one researcher and would last between one and three weeks. However, multi-person or longer visits may also be considered.

Each call is for an exchange to be held in the following six-month period of 01st January – 30th June or 01st July – 31st December. Guidance on the timeframe for undertaking the exchange is provided in call announcements.

Exchanges need to address at least one of the IUKWC themes. The detailed programme for the Exchange (including dates and location) should be developed by the applicant, in agreement with the India-UK Water Centre in advance to ensure it reflects the objectives of the Centre appropriately.

Researcher Exchanges

Details of current and past IUKWC Researcher Exchanges are shown below.

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr Padmini Pani from Jawaharlal Nehru University
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 1st to 21st June, 2019
Location : Lancaster University, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange : Professor Ian Holman from Cranfield University
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 14th to 28th May, 2019
Location : The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Ms. Amruta Pradhan from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 7th to 27th April, 2019
Location : Civil Engineering Division, School of Mechanical, Aerospace &
Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Ms. Paula Arce Vicente from University of Exeter
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 2nd to 23rd March, 2019
Location : Charasada Village, Dudu block, Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India;
Water Wisdom Foundation in Mehrauli, New Delhi, India; and Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar in Palaj, Gandhinagar, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mr. Jonathan Bloor from Plymouth University
Duration of the Researcher Exchange : 2nd to 23rd March, 2019
Location : Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Ms. Akanksha Singh Kachhawaha from CSIR-NEERI
Duration of the Research Exchange : Spring 2018 | Location : University of York, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr. N. K. Tyagi from IDC Foundation
Duration of the Research Exchange : 09 June 2017 to 30 June 2017 | Location : University of Sussex, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Sumit Sen from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Duration of the Research Exchange : Monday, May 15, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Location : Cranfield University, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr Gary Fones from University of Portsmouth
Duration of the Research Exchange : May 8, 2017 to May 28, 2017 | Location : Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment, Bengaluru, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mrs. Chandra R Rupa from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
Duration of the Research Exchange : Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Location : University of Exeter, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Meaghan Daly from University of Leeds, UK
Duration of the Research Exchange : Friday, April 28, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Location : Watershed Organisation Trust, Pune, India

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mr. Rakesh Tiwari from University of Leeds
Duration of the Research Exchange : Summer 2018 | Location : Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Vimal Mishra from IIT, Gandhinagar
Duration of the Research Exchange : Spring 2018 | Location : University of Leicester, UK