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Newton-Bhabha Fund PhD Placement Programme 2019-2020

  • Newton-Bhabha Fund PhD Placement Programme 2019-20
  • Website: Application
  • Call opens: 8 August 2019
  • Call closes: 8 October 2019; 1600 UK time

Newton Bhabha Fund aims to develop individual capacity of PhD scholars by offering short-term (two to four months) placements at UK or Indian higher education or research institutions. It is jointly funded by the UK Government Newton-Fund and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and public-funded Indian Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) that have expressed interest through British Council’s ‘Expression of Interest’ process to collaborate as delivery partners. PhD placements will be focused on research areas which have been identified at the country level as important for fulfilling the Newton-Bhabha Fund goals. Applications are invited in

  • Biological and Medical sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine
  • Pharma
  • Veterinary Sciences


For UK national applicants: The scheme is open only for UK scholars pursuing their PhD at a UK home institution in area of STEM and Life Sciences. Scholars from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also eligible to apply. Applications will be considered from scholars from all institutions which are strong in research in the priority sectors described in the previous section.

For Indian national applicants: The scheme is open only for Indian scholars enrolled at Indian HEIs with the following criteria:

  1. INSPIRE PhD Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) of Batch 2016 are eligible to apply for a STEM and Life Sciences subject
  2. PhD Scholars (other than INSPIRE Fellows) who have qualified through national level test and are pursuing PhD in mid second or third year of Life Sciences are eligible to apply. They also need to clear one of the following national level tests: CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE, BET, ICMR-NET, ICAR-NET. Please upload a certificate of the national level test passed as a supporting document.
  3. PhD scholars pursuing PhD in second or third year from public funded Indian HEIs (other than INSPIRE and those pursuing Life Sciences) in above mentioned priority areas are eligible to apply.
  4. Women scholars pursuing PhD in public funded HEIs are strongly encouraged to apply



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