Newton Bhabha PhD Placement – Call for application 2017-18

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We are pleased to inform that the call for Newton Bhabha PhD Placements for 2017-18 is open now. Through working with overseas research groups on challenging projects, Newton-Bhabha scholars gain from an exposure to high-quality international research at an early stage in their careers. With funding from Newton-Bhabha in partnership with the Indian Government’s Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology, the British Council has supported 179 PhD placements in the last three years. It is the fourth consecutive year for Newton to offer this opportunity for the UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (2 to 4 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions.


This placement is student centred and aims to enhance the capacity building of individuals by participating in international intellectual networks, building cultural understanding, and fostering long term sustainable research collaborations. We request you to promote this opportunity in your regions as relevant.


Deadline for applications:  Monday 21st August 2017 by 17.00hrs UK time.


For more information please visit BC, India website:



Newton Team



Purti Kohli | Sr. Project Manager – Newton Fund I British Council Division | British High Commission | T: +91 11 41497132 | F: +91 11 23318795 |  E:[email protected]|


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