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British Council’s Newton Bhabha Fund PhD Placement Program 2018-19: Apply by Aug 4: Expired


The British Council, in partnership with the Departments of Science and Technology (DST) and Biotechnology (DBT), invites applications for funding support for short-term placements in United Kingdom (UK) and Indian institutions between March to October 2019.

The placement offer provides funding to Indian and UK PhD scholars for a period of 2 to 4 months of their research at any UK or Indian higher education institution. As a result of participating in international intellectual networks, it builds the capacity of individuals, increases cultural understanding and fosters sustainable research collaborations.


The scheme is open only for Indian scholars enrolled at Indian higher education institution with following criteria:

  • INSPIRE PhD Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) of Batch 2015 – STEM and Life Sciences.
  • PhD Scholars (other than INSPIRE Fellows) who have qualified through a national level test and are pursuing PhD in mid second or third year of Life Sciences.
  • The following national level tests are considered: CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE, BET, ICMR-NET, ICAR-NET.


  • Applications should be accompanied with endorsement letters from both the sending and
    receiving institutes, signed by Head of Department (or equivalent).
  • The letter from the host institution must confirm that they will host the PhD scholar and provide details of all academic and pastoral support, the duration of the stay and the level of bench fees they will charge.
  • For the online application form, click here.
  • Indian applicants apply here.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is Aug 4.
  • Results are expected to be announced in October.
  • Candidates applying in Life Sciences from India should submit a hard copy of uploaded
    form with supporting documents to DBT.


For any queries, contact

  • British Council India:
    Purti Kohli:
  • DST – India:
    Dr S Mallikarjun Babu:
    Dr Amit Parikh:
For any further information, visit here. 

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