Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) seek to bring research groups in the UK and India together to build on their combined strengths and work on projects, engaging with users, in particular farmers, with the aim of improving farmed animal health and welfare. Projects should build new links or strengthen existing links between India and the UK, and demonstrate how research in the two countries would be integrated.
Each project must list one principal investigator in the UK and one principal investigator in India along with one co-principal investigator in India. There is no limit to the number of participants listed as collaborators or co-investigators. Industry will not be funded under this funding opportunity.
This funding opportunity invites applicants from UK-based organisations that meet BBSRC’s standard eligibility conditions, including:
- higher education institutions
- eligible independent research organisations
- approved public sector research establishments
- UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded labs and facilities
All UK principal investigators and co-investigators must meet the standard BBSRC eligibility criteria, as per BBSRC research grants guide.
All Indian faculty (from public or private universities or institution, non-governmental organisations, voluntary organisation trusts or research foundations) are normally eligible to apply for DBT funding opportunities as principal investigators with at least one eligible faculty from UK listed as co-principal investigator. Please check eligibility criteria for Indian funding. Please follow DBT guidelines (annexure) for submitting the proposals under this joint funding opportunity.
Applications involving ineligible applicants, from either India or the UK, will result in the whole application being withdrawn.