Applications Open For Leadership Training Scheme in South Asia


leadership-trainingThe British Council in collaboration with academics from the University of Brighton, Newcastle University and Imperial College London is inviting applications for the Leadership Training Scheme (South Asia). Its main motive is to provide 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. 

It is a 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). 

This scheme is divided into two phases: a four-day workshop and a mentorship and monitoring phase. 

  1. The workshop will be held in Dubai, UAE on 9-12 December 2019 where participants will be introduced to a framework for research leadership.
  2. It will be followed by mentorship for three months where participants will be assigned a mentor to assist with implementing a project of their choice. 


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).

What will be covered?

– Course Registration Fee
– Return flight tickets (economy) to the training course
– Accomodation

To apply:

Find the application here


18 August at 23:59 UK time.

For further information, please go to Leadership Training Scheme – South Asia