UK-India Civil Nuclear Collaboration Phase 5 Workshop

The UKRI Energy Programme invites expressions of interest from those willing to attend a workshop to develop UK-India civil nuclear research programmes.

As part of the ongoing collaboration between the UKRI Energy Programme and India's Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), a delegation of UK researchers will be invited to develop new joint research programmes focussed on the following topics:

  1. Nuclear Waste Management
  2. Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  3. New Nuclear System Design and Reactor Safety
  4. Thermal Hydraulics
  5. Advanced Materials incl. Manufacturing

The UK delegation should be representative of the nuclear community working within these topic areas.

The Indian delegation will represent a number of DAE institutes including the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research. This activity capitalises on the success of four phases of UK-India Civil Nuclear research programmes which has been characterised by shared use of facilities and exchange of postdoctoral researchers.

This workshop will seek to build on the experience of those involved in the current collaborative projects while widening participation to new participants, including those at an early stage in their academic career in order to build strong links for the future. We are hoping to obtain an equal balance between existing UK collaborators and are keen to encourage new participants who have not already been involved in the UK-India Nuclear collaboration in phases 1-4 to apply.

Due to the limited opportunities for such close interaction between UK and Indian researchers, this workshop will be by invitation only and thus will be tightly focussed with an emphasis on networking and idea creation, resulting in the development of outline proposals. Assessment will take place at the end of the meeting and successful investigators will be asked to write up full proposals after the event. Invited proposals will then undergo a formal peer review process.

The workshop will begin (TBC) at 09.00 on the morning of 30 April 2019, so please plan for travel and an overnight stay on 30 April. The venue is to be confirmed; however, accommodation and food will be provided for all delegates. Current UK-India grant holders will be expected to pay their own travel costs. Non-grant holders will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses.