Sponsorship and funding

Student bursary

The Lancaster India Centre awarded a single bursary of £12,500 to an outstanding Masters applicant from India for the academic year 2011-12. The award was intended to encourage highly qualifed students to pursue their studies at Lancaster University.

For further information on postgraduate study at Lancaster University and to apply online, please visit the Lancaster University Postgraduate webpages.

Staff funding

In 2010, Dr Thomas Birtchnell was awarded the RCUKI early career researchers’ travel funding. The aim of the funding was to create opportunities for UK-based early career researchers to visit India.

This forms part of a broader UK-India networking activity to enhance their UK-India collaboration knowledge. The RCUKI funding assisted Thomas with his current research on 'Transportation as a Lifeline of Development'. Thomas presented his research at the Eighth International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M). The conference was held at India's National Rail Museum, in New Delhi, India (December 2010).