research exchange

The IUKWC Researcher Exchange Schemes provide opportunities for Indian experts to visit the UK or UK experts to visit India in order to spend time exploring research ideas, building capacity or training in research methods, or exchanging latest findings. The Centre offers two types of exchange schemes:

  • Senior Exchange Scheme: Focused on visits by leading scientists (>8yrs since PhD) with an emphasis on developing new ideas for future India-UK projects in the water security field.
  • Junior Exchange Scheme: Focused on early career researchers (<8yrs since PhD) PhD students, and MSc Students with 3 years or more relevant experience. Providing experience of working internationally, developing scientific skills and laying the seeds for future India-UK collaborations as their careers progress.

The IUKWC aims to hold at least one exchange per year in each of the UK and India. Guidance on the location for the exchange for each call during the year is provided in call announcements. It is anticipated that exchanges would normally involve one researcher and would last between one and three weeks. However, multi-person or longer visits may also be considered.

Each call is for an exchange to be held in the following six-month period of 01st January – 30th June or 01st July – 31st December. Guidance on the timeframe for undertaking the exchange is provided in call announcements.

Exchanges need to address at least one of the IUKWC themes. The detailed programme for the Exchange (including dates and location) should be developed by the applicant, in agreement with the India-UK Water Centre in advance to ensure it reflects the objectives of the Centre appropriately.

Researcher Exchanges Summaries

Details of the successful applicants to the first IUKWC call for Researcher Exchanges

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr. N. K. Tyagi from IDC Foundation
Duration of the Research Exchange : 09 June 2017 to 30 June 2017 | Location : University of Sussex, UK

Senior Researcher Exchange : Dr Gary Fones from University of Portsmouth
Duration of the Research Exchange : Yet to Come | Location : Yet to Come

Junior Researcher Exchange : Mrs. Chandra R Rupa from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Duration of the Research Exchange : Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Location : University of Exeter, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Sumit Sen from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Duration of the Research Exchange : Monday, May 15, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Location : Cranfield University, UK

Junior Researcher Exchange : Dr. Meghan Daly from University of Leeds, UK
Duration of the Research Exchange : Friday, April 28, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Location : University of Leeds, UK