Recipients of the Royal Society Yusuf Hamied Programme for India announced

22 January 2019

The Royal Society has announced the five senior academics awarded Professorships with the Royal Society Yusuf Hamied Programme. Established with a gift from the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation in 2017, the programme aims to bring the Indian and international scientific communities closer together. 

The programme also supports the Royal Society’s strategic priorities of supporting international collaboration and promoting excellence in science.

The awardees: 

The institutions that will be visited by the awardees include:

Dr Yusuf Hamied says: 

“We are delighted to partner with the Royal Society on this unique project to bring the UK and Indian Science communities together. My foundation believes that wisdom lies not in the amount of knowledge acquired, but in the degree of its application, we hope that this initiative will lead to this.”

The Royal Society Yusuf Hamied Programme

The programme enables five Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society each year to make visits to India of between 3 to 12 weeks. It provides them with the opportunity to start or further develop links with senior Indian academics and their research teams. The awardees will also arrange scientific meetings on topics of shared importance with the Indian science community, in order to benefit from each other’s experiences and expertise.

 Find out more about the Royal Society's international exchanges.