Applications Invited for Leadership Training Scheme - South Asia

Applications Invited for Leadership Training Scheme - South Asia

Organization: British Council

Event Duration: 09 Dec. 2019 - 09 Dec. 2019

Apply By: 18 Aug 2019

About the Organization

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940.

About the Event

The British Council in collaboration with academics from the University of Brighton, Newcastle University and Imperial College London is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Leadership Training Scheme (South Asia).

The Leadership Training Scheme (South Asia) provides emerging research leaders with the opportunity to develop their leadership and application for funding skills and ability to manage large projects at a regional/global level.

The Leadership Training Scheme is part of the Water Initiative South Asia (WISA) project to promote science and research collaboration between the UK and countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

The Leadership Training Scheme (South Asia) is comprised of two components: a four-day workshop and a mentorship and monitoring phase.

The four-day leadership training workshop will be held in Dubai, UAE, on 9-12 December 2019. Participants will be introduced to a framework for research leadership which encompasses the roles of team leadership and operational and strategic leadership in a multi-stakeholder environment.

The mentorship and monitoring phase will take place for three months after the workshop where participants are assigned a mentor to assist with implementing a project of their choice using the knowledge learnt from the leadership training workshop.


  • Mid-career researchers with experience in managing projects or being involved with delivering a project at a national or regional level.
  • Based at a university/research institute/NGO in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka).
  • Have a background in ‘Health, Water Quality and Sanitation’ or ‘Water Management’.
  • Be proficient in English to Level 6 in IELTS (certificate not required).


The deadline for submission of a completed application is 23:59 UK time on 18 August 2019. Please read the call for applications document and the application guidelines carefully before completing the application form. These documents are available in the downloads section.

If you have any questions please contact the South Asia Science team at science.southasia@britishcouncil.org

For more information please check the Link


© Renalysis Consultants Pvt Ltd