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This scheme is for mid-career scientists who want to organise a small three-day scientific seminar between groups of scientists from India and the UK.
The meeting may take place in either the UK or India and may have up to 20 attendees (5 from the visiting country and up to 15 from the host country). The scheme is intended to encourage scientific discussion and to promote collaboration and knowledge transfer by encouraging interaction within the wide research community.
The award holders are responsible for all aspects of organising and delivering the scientific content of the meetings, as well as finding a suitable venue and accommodation for all participants. There must be a clear strategy for securing long-term sustainable funds for the continuation of their research collaboration.
The scheme is administered by the Royal Society on behalf of the UK's Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and jointly run by India's Department of Science & Technology (DST).
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
The applicant must:
Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes (PDF).
The scheme provides funding to cover the cost international airfares for up to 5 scientists, local travel costs for attendees, accommodation for all external attendees for up to 4 nights, hire of meeting rooms and audio visual equipment and all meals whilst the meeting is taking place (breakfast, lunch and evening dinner).
The grant does not cover bench fees, conference fees, departmental costs, medical insurance, excess baggage costs, and expenses relating to accompanying dependents or contributions towards salaries.
Please note that the total value of the grant cannot exceed more than £12,000 in total.The meeting should not exceed more than 3 days
Applications should be submitted through the Royal Society’s electronic grant application system (e-GAP). The application must be submitted through the UK applicant’s host institution before the deadline. However, the application may be shared with the Indian applicant (Named Co-Applicant on the e-GAP system). A PDF copy of the application form must be mailed to the DST.
Applications are initially reviewed by two members of the Royal Society Networking panel with the most appropriate scientific expertise and then shortlisted. A similar process is undertaken by India’s Department of Science & Technology (DST). The two shortlists are then reconciled and the final decision is made by the Chairs of both panels.
This scheme is currently closed to applications.
20 India-UK Scientific Seminars are offered each year.
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