The British Council provides funding for eligible UK PhD students to spend 2 – 4 months in India Studies, and covers the costs of flights, insurance and visas.

The programme aims to:

•Develop individual capacity through international training and development opportunities
•Increase the number of highly trained researchers in the UK and India with international experience, able to contribute to the absorptive capacity for research and innovation and thus bring about economic and social benefits
•Build cultural understanding, and foster long-term sustainable research collaborations
•Develop international joint training pathways
•Increase awareness of the research strengths of the UK and India


In the UK, the scheme is open only for UK scholars pursuing their PhD at a UK higher education institution.

Please apply by Thursday 21st August

For further information visit or email Purti Kohli, British Council India, at