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Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme

Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme

Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme

About the programme


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 2020 and December 2020


The deadline to apply to submit application is by 8 October 2019


Eligibility criteria


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 2016 – 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

Financial support provided

  • visa fee
  • economy class international airfares (from and to country of residence)
  • overseas medical insurance incurred by applicants
  • in-country costs including accommodation (as per details provided in call guidelines)
  • a stipend paid monthly

bench fees (if applied for) by UK host University


More details about the scholarship can be found below

Mr R.Harish Ananth
Liaison Officer – Outbound Students
Office of International Relations
2nd floor, IC&SR Building
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai – 600036
Ph no: 044 22574928