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NERC-MoES call for proposals in sustaining water resources

This is part of the Newton-Bhabha programme and UK awards will be funded through the Newton Fund.

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After a successful UK-India scoping workshop facilitated by Research Council UK (RCUK) India, in March 2015 in New Delhi, the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) jointly invite proposals for collaborative research networking projects on sustaining water resources for food, energy and ecosystem services.

This aim of this call is to support interdisciplinary research focused on improving the understanding of water resources and its role in food, energy and ecosystem services in India.

This UK-India call is part of the Newton-Bhabha programme and UK awards will be funded through the Newton Fund.

The Newton-Bhabha programme is an initiative of the UK and Indian governments to provide a framework for increasing research and innovation collaborations that support sustainable economic growth. Up to £3 million is available from NERC for this call with matched resources from MoES.

Notification of intent should be submitted by 1600 hrs BST, 7 September 2015 and the closing date for full proposals is 8 October 2015.

Contacts:

Andy Lloyd Telephone: 01793 442629

Gemma Truelove Telephone: 01793 411794

Further information:

Visit NERC website for programme details

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Published 10 August 2015