Call for joint research proposals in the field of Sustaining Water Resources

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

Deadline: 07.09.2015 15:00 UTC

Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) - Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK 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.

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.

A scoping workshop for this call was held in March 2015. The report detailing the discussions at this workshop can be found below.
Workshop report

For further information about this announcement of opportunity please contact:

Dr. Vijay Kumar
+91 (11) 24669518

Andy Lloyd
Science programme officer,
01793 442629

Last Updated On 09/23/2015 - 14:36
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