ICSSR-ESRC Call for Collaborative Research on Urban Transformations in India


The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the UK’s 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: adinchargeics@gmail.com madhukar806@gmail.com and submitted on or before 1St August 2017.

Call documents

• Call specification 
• Supporting documents

Key dates

• 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

Further information
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
                   Email: madhukar806@gmail.comadinchargeics@gmail.com