Announcement of Opportunity – Sustaining Water Resources for Food, Energy & Ecosystem Services in India | POGO

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

NERC and India's Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) - Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) 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 link for details http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/water-resources/news/ao/

 

Closing dates:

Notification of Intent to submit: 16:00 BST (15:00 UTC) on 7 September 2015

Full Proposals: 8 October 2015


For further information about this announcement of opportunity please contact:

Andy Lloyd
Science programme officer,
NERC
01793 442629
sustainablewater@nerc.ac.uk

Dr. Vijay Kumar
Scientist-F/Director,
ESSO-MoES
+91 (11) 24669518
vijay.kumar66@nic.in

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