The British Council launches a call for applications for the “Going Global Partnerships grant”


The British Council has called for applications for its Going Global Partnerships 2021 grant. The Institutional Education Grant aims to promote the India-UK partnership for co-creation of joint programs at higher education levels. The aim of this program is to provide better opportunities for students from UK and India and give them an international learning experience.

The last day to apply for the program is October 25 and institutional applicants can apply online through the link on the official British Council website. The board will also host a Candidate Support webinar to provide advice on the candidacy process.

The British Council will award two types of grants under this initiative

Exploratory Grants – Under this grant, new fellows will work collectively to develop plans for transnational education and educational collaborations. Fellows will jointly develop courses that meet global standards and allow easy comparability of credits for undergraduate and graduate levels. It can be awarded to a pool of up to four UK and Indian institutional partnerships. The British Council should award 10 exploratory grants between 15 and 20 thousand euros (Rs 13 to Rs 17 lakhs approximately) for the year 2021-2022.

Collaborative Grants – This grant will be awarded to universities that are involved in an existing partnership to expand their scope of work in joint and collaborative teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The main objective of this grant will be to develop a model of teaching and collaboration, as well as a module that contributes to the achievement of bachelor’s or master’s degrees in India and UK. The British Council is expected to award two to three grants between £ 30,000 and £ 100,000 (Rs 26 to Rs 86 lakh) each.

Who can apply?

UK and Indian higher education institution wishing to work towards the creation of a joint study program in a common thematic area.

Indian government or private sector funded institutes recognized for UGC, AICTE or other relevant authority

British Council encourages Indian Institutes of Eminence to apply for the grant

For the Exploratory Grant, applicants must include at least one UK university as the lead applicant and one Indian university as a co-applicant. A group of up to four universities can apply for this grant.

For the Collaborative Grant, applicants must partner with four to eight universities of which at least one is from the UK. The application must be completed collectively and submitted by the lead applicant i.e. UK universities.

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