Funding Opportunities

A variety of funding is available for academics who wish to engage with India or bring Indian collaborators to the UK. We work with both UK academics and our Indian partners to facilitate funding applications for research and innovation. 

Global Challenges and Research Fund (GCRF) 

The GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

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Official Development Assistance (ODA)

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) uses its ODA to support and deliver the strategic objectives of the government’s 2015 Aid Strategy which aligns the government’s global efforts to defeat poverty, tackle instability and create prosperity in developing countries. 

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Our Partners

The University of Birmingham India Institute works collaboratively with a number of Indian partner institutions. We have a list of Indian institutions that have existing agreement and active links with us.

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Fellowship Scheme 2017/18

The University has recently created the University of Birmingham India Institute (UBII), in order to:

  • Provide an overarching framework for collaboration between University of Birmingham (UoB) and India.
  • Co-ordinate and encourage research and knowledge transfer, and developments in education and training with Indian strategic partners.
  • Increase the visibility, impact and coherence of UoB’s engagement in India.

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