Current opportunities for collaboration

The grid below highlights some of the projects and topics for which Newton partner country researchers are currently seeking a UK collaborator or a UK host institution for British Council calls. It is possible to sort entries alphabetically by "Research area"; "Partner country"; "Partner institution" and "Call". 
To request further information about any of the projects and their lead applicants, please contact us at​ specifying which project you are interested in, and we will provide you with further details.   

PhD supervision (Full or Placement) = PhD programme​
Newton Fund priority areas; keywords
Proposed project or topic for collaboration

Health; Energy; Environmental challenges; Urbanisation & smart cities; Education; Digital innovation and creativity​

The proposed project involves structural integrity assessment of Ti6Al4V parts manufactured by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) to qualify the technology for application in biomedical and aerospace industry.​​​​

Structural EngineeringSouth AfricaCape Peninsula University of TechnologyRL (Travel Grants)

​Microbiology; biotechnology; bacteriophages; molecular biology

​Study of application of bacteriophages in biocontrol of multi drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Biological SciencesIndiaAcSIR - Academy of Scientific & Innovative ResearchPhD placement

​Endophytes; Bio prospection; Plants health and secondary metabolites yield; endophytes for production of industrially important enzymes and organic acids

​Bio prospection of endophytes from Ocimum and their In planta enhancement of secondary metabolites in Ocimum cultivars

Biological SciencesIndiaCSIR - CIMAP Research centrePhD placement
Plants; endophyte (bacterial endophytes); diversity and metabolic profiles; Next Generation Sequencing Analysis

​Endophytic bacterial diversity and metabolic profiles of Kola Joha rice under varying growth conditions.

Biological SciencesIndiaInstitute of Advanced Study in Science & TechnologyPhD placement

Horticulture; Agri-tech

​Studies on heterosis, combining ability and confirmation of hybridity in bell pepper

AgricultureIndiaDr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and ForestryPhD placement

​Microbiology; Food security; Drinking Water; Water purification; Environmental biology and chemistry; Bioaccumulation and bioaugmentation; water chemistry

​Modifying the ionic equilibrium of water to tackle bioaccumulation into biological systems

Biological SciencesIndiaIndian Institute of Technology MadrasPhD placement
Solubility enhancement of poorly soluble drug candidates by solid dispersions technology; Novel Drug Delivery System (NDDS)

​Formulation Designing, Characterization and Evaluation of Solid Dispersions for Dissolution Rate and Bioavailability Enhancement

Pharmaceutical SciencesIndiaUniversity of KashmirPhD placement
Cancer Genetics, Retinoblastoma, Intraocular, Malignancy, Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor, Mutation, Exome Sequencing, Immunohistochemistry, Polymerase Chain Reaction

​Studying the role of RB1 and MYCN genes in the pathogenesis of Retinoblastoma

HealthIndia​All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi​PhD placement

Alternative splicing; Molecular Biology; Type 2 diabetes​

​Role of alternative splicing in type 2 diabetes; a genome wide approach

HealthIndiaBITS Pilani K K Birla, Goa CampusPhD placement
Nanomedicines, Drug Delivery System Design, Pharmaceutics, Ophthalmic, Antimicrobial​​​

​​Development and evaluation of lipid nano-carries for ophthalmic drug delivery of antimicrobial agent

Pharmaceutical SciencesIndiaDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityPhD placement

​Fluid Phase Equilibrium, Liquid Liquid Extraction, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Deep Eutectic Solvents, Ionic Liquids, COSMO-RS, NRTL, UNIQUAC model, NAMD, VMD software​

​Thermodynamic Studies on the Selective Extraction and Degradation Kinetics of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) from fuel oil using Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES)

Environmental sciencesIndiaIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati, AssamPhD placement

M​etagenome, Microorganism, Genome, Molecular evolution, Horizontal gene transfer​​

​Study of microbial community dynamics by substrate stress model using metagenomic approach

Biological SciencesIndiaRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityPhD placement

​​Intravitreal in situ hydrogel, Topical microemulsion, Ocular pharmacokinetics, Novel drug delivery system development​

​Ocular drug delivery system for posterior segment of eye

Pharmaceutical Sciences IndiaNational Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and ResearchPhD placement

​Cognitive Neurophysiology, Schizophrenia, Cognitive impairments, EEG, Neuroimaging​

​Quantitative EEG correlates of visuo-spatial working memory in schizophrenia

HealthIndiaAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, New DelhiPhD placement
​Nanoparticles; Herbal Textile; Contact dermatitis

​Development of formulation containing natural resources for therapeutic management of occupational skin diseases in agricultural workers

Pharmaceutical SciencesIndiaGuru Jambheshwar University of Science & TechnologyPhD placement

​EEG, biomedical signal processing, epilepsy, big data , data mining

​Classification of Normal and Epileptic EEG signals using decomposition and classifi​cation algorithms​

Biomedical SciencesIndiaAnna UniversityPhD placement
NGS data analysis, fish gut microbiota​, gut metagenomics, DNA barcoding

​​Molecular markers based genetic characterization of fish from river Mahanadi

Molecular biologyIndiaDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityPhD placement
Plant withania sominifera, Endophytes​, HPLC method​, Microbial technology, Plant biotechnology​

​​Structural and molecular characterization of steroidal lactone triterpenoids from endophytes of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal and their applications​

Biological science​sIndiaCentral Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsPhD placement

​Development of Xanthine oxidase, Cholesterolesterase, Acetylcholinesterase and tubulin enzyme inhibitors for the treatment of hyperuricemia, hypertension, neurodegenerative disorder (Alzheimer's disease) and cancer

​Synthesis and Cytotoxic Evaluation of Triazole Tethered Mercaptopurine-Uracil Bifunctional Hybrids

Pharmaceutical SciencesIndiaGuru Nanak Dev UniversityPhD placement