Sustaining Water Resources for Food, Energy & Ecosystem Services in India - Announcement of Opportunity

This has now closed.

Closing dates:

Notification of Intent to submit: 16:00 BST (15:00 UTC) on 7 September 2015
Full Proposals: 8 October 2015

Please note: the India cost form was updated on 6 August 2015, please ensure that the most recent version is used.

NERC and India's Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) - Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) jointly invite proposals for research on sustaining water resources for food, energy & ecosystem services in India. This collaboration is supported by the Newton-Bhabha Fund, established by the governments of the UK and India to provide a framework for increasing research and innovation collaborations that support sustainable economic growth, and builds on existing NERC-MoES activities, notably Changing Water Cycle and Drivers of Variability in the South Asian Monsoon.

Proposals are sought for collaborative research projects involving UK and Indian researchers. This collaboration will support 3 case studies, and applicants are invited to submit a proposal for an interdisciplinary research project focused on the main hydrological processes and how they interact within one of the 3 case study regions: the Himalayas, the Indo-Gangetic Plain, or Peninsular India.

Up to £3m is available from NERC for this call with up to £1m (80% FEC) available for the UK contribution to each of the case studies, which will be matched by MoES in terms of research effort. Please see the Announcement of Opportunity and Notification of Intent to submit (NoI) documents below for full details of the invitation and how to apply.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 215KB)

Notification of intent form (Word, 235KB)

India cost form (Word, 60KB) - updated 6 August 2015

The closing date for Notification of Intent to submit is 16:00 BST (15:00 UTC)  on 7 September 2015 and the closing date for Full Proposals is 8 October 2015.

For further information about this announcement of opportunity please contact:

Michelle Truman
Science Programme Officer,
07738 121108

Dr. Vijay Kumar
+91 (11) 24669518