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Funding opportunities in India

Following on from the announcement of the next phase of UKIERI (the UK-India Government initiative) and the launch of Warwick’s internal International Partnership Fund, the British Council India have announced a further call to support collaborations with India - the Knowledge Economy Partnerships.

British Council India: Knowledge Economy Partnerships (KEP)

Knowledge Economy Partnerships support collaboration between the UK and Indian academic institutions by providing seed funding for project activities and exchange visits between India and the UK for the primary purpose of building capacity and to strengthen policy and practice of Higher Education in India and the United Kingdom.

Recognised Higher Education Institutions in the UK and India are eligible to apply for these partnerships.

Government departments, industries, accreditation agencies and other education bodies can come in as secondary partners if they bring in expertise, knowledge, skills and co- funding.

Important dates

The deadline for submission of electronic copy of the proposal is Wednesday 5 June 2013 by 1700hrs IST.


The Partnerships are for a maximum of one year and the funding will range between £5,000 and £20,000.

Further information

Proposals must be submitted in collaboration with an Indian partner. More details and the application form are available online.

Please complete the application and email the electronic copy to IHE dot India at in dot britishcouncil dot org followed by a hard copy with approval from institution authorities.

Colleagues considering making an application are advised to contact Sarah Patrick, Senior Liaison Officer, International Office sarah dot patrick at warwick dot ac dot uk extension 22647.

Warwick in India

Warwick has a long history of exciting engagement with India and is looking to expand on this, developing stronger and deeper ties with India. Hundreds have given their views and ideas on developing a Warwick in India strategy through a community wide consultation. New collaborative research in India and with Indian collaborators will be a key element of the emerging strategy.