Announcement of Opportunity: India-UK Water Quality

Please note the following dates for this call:

  • Closing date (Notification of Intent): 16:00 BST (20:30 IST) on 30 March 2017
  • Closing date (Full Proposals): 16:00 BST (20:30 IST) on 26 April 2017

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), jointly invite proposals to a new three-year research programme to improve water quality. The programme aims to improve water quality by providing a better understanding of the sources and fate of different pollutants and by supporting the development of management strategies and technologies to reduce pollution levels.

This collaboration is supported by the Newton-Bhabha Fund, established by the governments of the UK and India to provide a framework for increasing research and innovation collaborations that support sustainable economic growth.

Proposals are sought for collaborative research projects involving researchers from both the UK and India. Up to £4.2m is available from NERC and EPSRC for this call, with up to £450k (80% Full Economic Cost) available for the UK component of a project, and the equivalent in terms of research effort available from DST for the Indian component.

For further details of the invitation and how to apply, including the Announcement of Opportunity and Notification of Intent to Submit documents, please visit the full India-UK Water Quality call page on the NERC website.