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Newton Bhabha Fund

The Newton Fund

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: India, United Kingdom

Must travel to: India, United Kingdom


The Newton Bhabha Fund aims to bring together the UK and Indian scientific research and innovation sectors to find joint solutions to the challenges facing India in economic development and social welfare. The scheme is part of the UK’s £375 million Newton Fund to support science and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging powers.  

The Newton Bhabha Fund will use the UK’s strengths in research and innovation to support greater scientific research capacity in India and build research partnerships between British and India research institutions.  

The Fund will cover three broad categories of activity:  

  • People: building skills and capacity through training and people exchanges
  • Programmes: research collaboration on development topics
  • Translation: taking innovation from universities to industry

We have identified together with the Indian government three main priority areas to focus on:  

  • Sustainable Cities and Rapid Urbanisation
  • Public Health and Well being
  • Energy Water Food Nexus  

The following two underpinning capabilities were also identified:    

  • High Value Manufacturing
  • Big Data  

By working together on research and innovation programmes, the UK and India will build a strong, sustainable and systemic relationship. This will support the continued excellence of a scientific research base and innovation ecosystem and act as a golden key to unlock opportunities for wider collaboration and trade between both countries. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • PhD scholarships for young Indian students to do their PhD at UK universities.
  • PhD placements for young Indian and UK students to spend 3-6 months of their research at any UK university or Indian university.