ESRC-ICSSR Call for Collaborative Research: The future of UK-Indian trade and cross border investment in a changing global environment

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 focusing on the future of India-UK trade and investment relations in the context of a changing global environment (exemplified not least by the UK’s prospective departure from the European Union and threats to the global trading system posed by an apparent drift towards protectionism). In particular, the funders wish to encourage projects that identify the challenges and opportunities associated with strengthening India-UK bilateral trade and investment relations against this changing international environment, together with the associated policy alternatives facing both countries if they are to take full advantage of the potential for closer mutually beneficial engagement in the trade and investment spheres.

The call is now open and the deadline for applications is 5 December 2019. Projects must be no more than 36 months in duration and successful awards will be jointly announced in April 2020.

Further information can be found on the ESRC website: