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Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in an Indian Megacity: Initial proposals

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NERC and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and the Earth System Science Organization, Ministry of Earth Sciences (ESSO-MoES) and Department for Biotechnology (DBT) in India are investing in a strategic research programme on urban air pollution in the megacity Delhi and impacts on health. NERC, MRC, ESSO-MoES and DBT are inviting initial proposals for a call under this programme.

The programme is split into four themes:

  • emission validation and sources
  • processes: physical and chemical
  • exposure validation and health outcomes
  • mitigations and interventions

All applications must be collaborations between UK and Indian researchers. Applications to this call must be in English.

The closing date for applications: 16:00 (GMT) on Thursday 10 December 2015.

For more informaion, please visit:

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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