The Research Councils UK office in India (RCUKI) early career researchers’ travel funding aims to create opportunities for UK-based early career researchers to visit India as part of a broader UK-India networking activity.
What is the funding for?
Subject to a successful application, the office will provide limited funds to support a single trip to India for UK based early career researchers to enhance their UK-India collaboration knowledge. This could include attending a workshop, seminar or other similar events in India.
These funds are meant to specifically enable UK-based, early career researchers, to accompany Research Council supported researchers who are involved in organising/ planning or attending an event in India. It should essentially be seen as ‘top-up’ funding to an activity that would otherwise take place without early career researcher involvement.
This funding is, currently, only available for financial year 2010-11. Applications can only be made for a visit during this financial year as long as claims for your visit can be submitted to ESRC on or before 21 March 2011 or within four weeks of your visit, whichever is earlier.
Who is the funding for?
The early career researchers applying for the funding should be confident in talking about the research they are undertaking and should be demonstrably in the early stages of their career – for example in the final year of their PhD or in the first 3 years of their post doc.
How do I apply?
The contact is: Sukanya Kumar-Sinha, Office and Communications Manager, RCUK Office in India, British High Commission, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 011-24192123