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Newton Bhabha Fund, India

IATI Identifier: GB-CHC-209131-GB-CHC-209131-NF- IND

Published on IATI
  • date_range Apr 01, 2021 - Mar 31, 2022
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

Newton Bhabha Fund was established in 2014 in India. Named after Sir Issac Newton and Indian Scientist Homi Jehangir Bhabha, who played an important part in the discovery of quantum theory in 1930s, Newton Bhabha Fund is a major bilateral initiative for facilitating research and innovation collaborations between the two countries. British Council is one of eight delivery partners for Newton Bhabha Fund in India. Britsh Council India delivers on the 'People' pillar of the Fund to promote global development impact guided by Sustainable Development Goals. Accordingly, the programme emphasises on professional development of people, by supporting mobility of PhD scholars and advanced training for early career researchers, conducting workshops for established researchers, training faculty in STEM education and empowering women scientists through professional development. Newton Bhabha Fund has supported a number of research and innovation projects in the following priority areas - • Sustainable cities and urbanisation • Public health and wellbeing • Energy-water-food nexus • Understanding oceans • High value manufacturing • Big data Research and innovation subjects are chosen and developed by partners and funders from both countries, to ensure mutual benefit from the academic collaborations. To sum up, the Newton Bhabha Fund Programme addresses global challenges through collaborative efforts. It supports research and innovation partnerships in India to support economic development, social welfare and research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth.

  • Higher education

Participating Organisations

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Government Funding
British Council Other Public Sector Funding
British Council Other Public Sector Accountable
British Council Other Public Sector Implementing


Transaction Value Provider
Type Date


102,678 USD
  • 74,473 GBP (Valued at Apr 01, 2021)
    date_range Apr 01, 2021 - Mar 31, 2022
access_time Updated on May 24, 2023 17:45:59