The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the UKs Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invite joint applications for collaborative projects between Indian and UK researchers which seek to enhance understanding of urban challenges and issues in India and achieve economic and social understanding of concerned areas in India.
We invite proposals to address one or more of the following topics:
1. Urban planning, governance and management
2. Population types and their issues (formal and informal populations, migrants etc.)
3. Place and space: challenges and solutions, including health, sanitation and labour issues
4. Small towns, dynamics of change and migration
The ICSSR has allocated up to Rs. 25 Lakhs for two years, with matched resources from ESRC. It is expected that four to six projects will be awarded under this call.
UK awards will be funded through the Newton Fund - a five-year programme that aims to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. Proposals are invited for joint UK and Indian projects; each proposal may request £360,000 - £540,000 at 100 % full economic cost (fEC) from the ESRC and with INR 25 lakhs for each successful project from ICSSR over 24 months.
How to apply
The applications should be submitted to the Incharge, International Collaborations Division, ICSSR, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067 Email IDs: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com and submitted on or before 1St August 2017.
Call for proposals announced 29 May 2017
Closing date for proposals 1 August 2017
ESRC and ICSSR joint panel January 2018
Decisions announced February 2018
Grants commence 1 May 2018
If you have any questions please email to:
Mr. M. P. Madhukar, Assistant Director, In-charge ICS Division,
Indian Council of Social Science Research,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,
New Delhi 110 067
Telephone: 91-11 - 26742832