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Research Development Office

Grants for independent researchers


The Research Development Office has developed a database of currently available funding opportunities primarily for Indian researchers. This database is constantly being updated. Although most of the available funding comes from the Government of India, there are many other opportunities from India and overseas that can be applied for.

The table below lists funding opportunities for independent researchers. These include personal Fellowships, (tenable in India and abroad) mechanisms for funding independent research, infrastructure, International collaborations, International exchange, organization of workshops/seminars and travel.

Click here to download the Excel format of database with more details. The filter tool can then be used to search against various categories.

This information was last updated on 8 May 2014.

 


Personal Support (Tenable in India)

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
British Petroleum (BP)/Bird life International/ Conservation International/Fauna and Flora international/ Wildlife conservation society Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)-Kate Stokes Memorial Award All continuation award winners of BP conservation schemes are considered, there is no need to apply.    
DBT Tata Innovation Fellowship Age less than 60 years. emplyoment at a research institute. To be Announced
3 years with possibility of 2 year extension
DBT Ramalingaswamy Re-entry Fellowship PhD/Mtech/MD To be Announced 5 years
DST Ramanujan Fellowship PhD/MD with excellent proven track-record. Age less than 60 years. Rolling programme 5 years
DST
J C Bose national Fellowships PhD, less than 60 years. Needs to be nominated by the institute Rolling programme 5 years
DST
Swarnajayanti Fellowships PhD, Age 30-40 years 15-May-14
5 years
International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) Return home Fellowship Scientists who are developing a successful basic/clinical research career in a developed country and wish to return to their country of origin or to a less developed country 1 Sep each year  
Lady Tata Memorial Trust Young Researcher Award Strong scientific leadership with more than 10 years experience running an independent lab To be Announced
3+2 years based on review of progress
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowship Strong scientific leadership with more than 10 years experience running an independent lab To Be Announced
5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Research Fellowship 4-7 years PD experience To be Announced
5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Research Fellowship 7-15 years PD experience To be Announced 5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowships for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers in India 4-7 years of post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH/post-PhD or equivalent research experience To be Announced 5 years
Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Fellowships for Clinicians and Public Health Researchers in India 7-15 years of post-MD/post-MS/post-MPH/post-PhD or equivalent clinical research experience To be Announced 5 years

 


Personal Support (tenable abroad)

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
Alexander Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for experienced researchers (Germany) Independent PI (Assistant Professor/ Junior Research GL) with < 12 years experience Rolling programme 6-18 months, can be divided into 3 blocks of minimum 3 months each in 3 years.
Alexander Humboldt Foundation International Climate protection Fellowships (Germany) Min Master's level education, first degree less than 12 years ago, practical experience in climate protection/ nature conservation,with leadership potential To be Announced 1 year
American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI, USA) Beginer Independent investigator or clinician 1-Nov each year
6-12 months
Commonwealth Secretariat, U.K., administered by UGC Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (UK) 5-10 years research and upto 2 years teaching experience. Age less than 40 years. To be Announced, expected Aug 2014
6 months
DBT/ NIH Khorana- Nirenberg Scholar Program (India/NIH) Fresh PhD/postdoc (> 5 years experience) To Be Announced 2-3 years postdoc (NIH, USA)+ 2-3 years in independent DBT sponsored lab (India)
IBM - IUSSTF IBM - IUSSTF Visiting Fellowships in Nanotechnology (Thomas J. Watson Research Laboratory New York) PhD, permanent appointment in a research institute To be Announced
3 months
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Indo-US Science and Technology Forum fellowships (USA) PhD, age less than 40 years, with permanent position To be Announced 12 months
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Professorship in Microbiology Microbiologists with significant experience in research or teaching in the field 15 Oct each year short term
Union for international cancer control (UICC) Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grants (any country overseas) PhD/MD with min 2 years postdoc experience 15-Jan and 1-July 3 months
US-India Educational Foundation Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships Indian faculty/researchers with at least 5 years teaching experience, preferably below 50 years of ag 1-July-14 4-9 months

 


Research Grants

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
British Petroleum (BP)/Bird life International/ Conservation International/Fauna and Flora international/ Wildlife conservation society Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)-Conservation Follow-up Awards Minimum team of three  with at least 50% involved in previous CLP project and additional new team members with no more than 5 years of paid experience  in the conservation sector To Be Announced
Upto 2 years
British Petroleum (BP)/Bird life International/ Conservation International/Fauna and Flora international/ Wildlife conservation society Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)-Conservation Leadership Awards Minimum team of three  with at least 50% involved in previous CLP project and additional new team members with no more than 5 years of paid experience  in the conservation sector To Be Announced
upto 3 years
CSIR CSIR research Grant PhD, regular appointment in a research institute Rolling Programme 3 years
DBT Project grant PhD, regular appointment in a research institute Rolling Programme 3-5 years
DBT Research Grant Neurosciences PhD, regular appointment in a research institute 1-Jan 2014 for Apr meeting of the Task force
3-5 years for R&D proposals
DBT ACCELERATED CROP IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME Scientists having expertise in areas of molecular breeding in plants as evident from the publications in high-impact factor journals or product development may apply. To be Announced
3- 5 years
DBT RESEARCH PROPOSALS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENTAL & DISEASE BIOLOGY clinicians/scientists actively engaged in the field of Human Developmental and Disease Biology Rolling Program
 
DBT RESEARCH PROPOSALS IN CANCER BIOLOGY- Pilot Project Grant for Young Investigators all especially encouraging new/young investigators with/without publication in cancer To be Announced  
DBT RESEARCH PROPOSALS IN CANCER BIOLOGY- Virtual National Cancer Institute (VNCI) 5-7 investigators with complimentary domain expertise are expected to be connected for each thematic unit. Participation of Industry encouraged To be Announced 60 months
DBT RESEARCH PROPOSALS IN CANCER BIOLOGY- Units of Excellence (UOE) (DBT) leaders in cancer biology with strong track record To be Announced 60 months with possibility of extension for one more term
DBT Nanotechnology
To be Announced
DBT Development of Next Generation Imaging Technologies for Biomedical Applications   To Be Announced  
DBT BioCAre Research Grant opportunity (RGO) PhD (age limit 55 years) To Be Announced 3+2 years
DBT Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)- 22 batch Public-Private Partnership Programme of DBT supports research initiatives of Indian Biotech Industry solely or in collaboration with academic partners. Operated through BIRAC To be Announced  
DBT/ EU countries
New INDIGO Partnership Programme (NPP) on Biotechnology applied to Human Health Scientists from universities, research institutions and small and medium enterprises / companies from India as defined by BIRAP, DBT. To Be Announced
3 years
DST Cognitive Science Research Inititative Cutting edge research in cognitive science To be Announced 3 years
DST (SERB)
Extra Mural Research Funding (Individual Centric) PhD, regular appointment in a research institute Rolling Programme 3 years
DST (SERB) Special Initiatives in Organic Chemistry PhD, regular appointment in a research institute To be Annonced 3 years
DST
Nano Mission
Rolling programme 3 years
DST Woman Scientist scheme (WOS-A) for unemployed women scientists Rolling programme 3 years
DST Woman Scientist scheme (WOS-B) for unemployed women scientists To Be Announced 2 years
EARTHWATCH Institute US/International Research Grants Advanced scholars and professionals of any nationality, covering any geographic region. EARTHWATCH supports doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, or researchers with equivalent scholarship or commensurate life experience To be Annonced Grants renewed annually, long-term research projects are encouraged. Principal investigators to indicate their projected research term.
Gates Grand Challenges Explorations
6-May-14
1-6 years* (with extension)
Gates/ICICI Knowledge Park (IKP) IKP-Grand Challenges Explorations No restrictions, but work to be conducted in India
25-Dec-13 18 months with mentorship from Industry leaders upto 2 years
ICMR AD-HOC RESEARCH SCHEMES PhD, regular appointment in a research institute Rolling Programme 2-3 years
International Foundation for Science (IFS) IFS Individual Research Grant Citizen of a developing country with minimum Master's level education, under 40 years of age and with  a regular employment at a research institute. Project needs to be based in a developing country (India Eligible). To be Announced 1-3 years (maybe renewed upto 3 times)
James McDonnell Foundation (USA) 2014 Scholar Awards in Complex Systems Science 5-15 years post PhD with a  regular position in a non-profit research institution. No nationality restrictions To be Announced 3-6 years
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Innate Immune System Impact Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree with a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility. To be Announced 3 years
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) SFARI Explorer Awards PhD, MD or equivalent with faculty position in research or educational institute. No citizenship or country requirements Rolling Program 1 year
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Circuit Dynamics Request for Applications PhD, MD or equivalent with faculty position in research or educational institute. No citizenship or country requirements To be Announced
2 years
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Analysis of Simons VIP Biospecimens Request for Applications PhD, MD or equivalent with faculty position in research or educational institute. No citizenship or country requirements To be Announced  
USAID/NSF Partnership for enhanced engagement in Research (PEER) PIs in developing countries collaborating with a PI in US having a NSF grant active for the duration of the  award To be Announced 1-3 years
WWF-India Small Grants Program for individuals based in India to carry out conservation research or undertake a conservation project grants are provided twice a year. phase I applications to be submitted by 30 June and Phase II applications by 31-Dec 6-12 months

 


Infrastructure Grants

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DBT Project for creation of Infrastructural facility

5 years
DBT Creation of Center of excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology (CEIB) PIs with strong track record, permanent position at a non-profit research institution To Be Announced 5 years
DST Fund for improvement of S&T infrastructure (FIST)
To be Announced 5 years
Wellcome Trust (UK) Multi-user equipment grant Open to researchers with previous track record of Trust funding and who can demonstrate a strong track record of independent research accomplishment. To be Announced up to 5 years

 


International Collaborations

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
BBSRC/DBT Joint DBT-BBSRC Call for Collaborative Proposals to support Crop Genomics All researchers eligible for DBT funding To be Announced
upto 3 years
DBT Indo-Australian Fund for S&T Cooperation in Biotechnology Need Australian collaborator To be Announced 3 years
DBT/CDTI, Spain INDO-SPANISH JOINT CALL FOR TECHNOLOGICAL CO-OPERATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2012 Need Spanish industry collaborator To be Announced
1-3 years
DBT/Danish council for strategic research Strategic Joint research collaboration within health science biotechnology Needs Danish Collaborator 12-May-14
3-5 years
DBT/DFG Indo-German International Research Training Groups researchers permanently employed at academic institutions / universities, recognized by the DBT To be Announced
4.5 years with possible extension for one more term
DBT/ ISTPCanada Ontario (Canada) - India S& T Cooperation,
ISTP Canada DBT Joint Call for Proposal in all area of Biotechnology in including Life Sciences and Medical Devices
Eligible leads from Ontario (Canada) and India include: researchers and managers of India/Ontario-based companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, other institutes or associations that operate and are headquartered in India/ Ontario (Canada).
To be Announced

DBT/ISTP Canada CANADA - INDIA SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION, ISTPCanada-DBT Joint Call for Proposals for Collaborative R&D Projects Canadian lead to be a for-profit company, Indian side lead may be Companies; academic institutions; research hospitals; or other R&D institutes but participation from for-profit company from India mandatory To be Announced 12-24 months
DBT/ TEKES (Finland) Indo-Finland Joint Call for Proposals in Health and Well Being Projects from industry or research organisations. Industry-academia  collaboration recommended.Needs Collaborator in Finland To be Announced
 
DBT/VINNOVA/SRC (Sweden) Strategic Indo-Swedish Cooperative Innovation Programme- Joint call in the field of Health Indian and Swedish partners from public, private and nonprofit organizations that perform R&D and innovation activities. To be Announced
18-36 months
DBT/RMES Indo-Russia Joint Call for Proposal (2014-2016) PhD, regular employment in host institute, age not more than 55 years, one investigator from India and one from Russia 16-May-14 3 years
DBT/Swiss Embasssy in India Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) Technical thrust areas are to improve input efficiency, stress resistance and targeted delivery using biotechnologies or life sciences approaches by (i) genetic enhancement of crops and (ii) novel inputs for improved crop production. Target crops are small millets. Preference to projects organised in networks lead by the individual network partners To be Announced 3 years
DBT/Multiple EU agencies DBT-EU INFECT-Eranet Call for Proposals in the area of “Infectious Disease Research” Min 3 partners from 3 different countries each eligible for funding as per their respective agency guidelines To be Announced 3 years
DST/ANR DST-ANR collaborative research proposals Indian and French researchers in regular employment To be Announced 3 years
DST/A*STAR India -Singapore Joint Science and Technology Research Cooperation Indian and Singaporean researchers in regular employment To be Announced
3 years
DST/ DIISRTE (australia) AUSTRALIA-INDIA STRATEGIC RESEARCH FUND (AISRF) Independent position in research institute/Univ To be Announced 3 years
DST/DIISRTE (Australia) Grand Challenge Component (Round 2) Requires Australian collaborator and an end user. Priority areas "food and water security" and "environment"
To be Announced 3-4 years
DST/ JST (Japan) Strategic Japanese-Indian Cooperative Program
Biomedical Research Call 2013
Indian and Japanese PIs working in regular capacity. Scienitific area supported- Biomedical Research (medical diagnostics for infectious diseases; System biomedicine and their computational platforms) To be Announced 3 years
DST/ Max Planck Society Max Planck Partner Groups at Indian Partner Institutions Postdoc (age limit 38 years), with minimum 12 month experience in a Max Planck Institute (MPI) To be Announced 3-5 years
DST/NRF (South Africa) INDIA - SOUTH AFRICA
JOINT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH COOPERATION- 2013
Priority areas include Green chemistry and biotechnology and Health Sciences To be Announced 3 years
DST/JST (Japan) Strategic Japanese-Indian Cooperative Program
Biomedical Research Call 2013
Indian and Japanese PIs working in regular capacity To be Announced 3 years
DST/RMES Indo-Russia Joint Call for Proposals-2014 PhD, regular employment in host institute, one investigator from India and one from Russia 15-May-14 3 years
Global Innovation and Technology Alliance ( GITA), India/ISTP Canada CANADA - INDIA SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION, ISTPCanada-DBT Joint Call for Proposals for Collaborative R&D Projects Requires lead applicants from for-profit industry from both sides. Academic institutes encouraged to participate To be Announced 12-24 months
Human Frontier in Science Program (HFSP) Young Investigator's grants Junior Independent PI, within 5 years of obtaining an independent position To be Announced 3 years
Human Frontier in Science Program (HFSP) Programme grants Independent PI To be Announced 3 years
Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) Career Development Award Need to have held one of 2 Feeder Fellowships To Be Announced 3 years
India US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) US- India Science and Technology Endowment entities from academia, national laboratories, non-governmental R&D institutions and start-up companies. To be Announced
Indo French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research IFCPAR Indo-French Collaborative research projects PhD, permanent appointment in a research institute 1 April and 1 Oct each year 3 years
National Geographic Conservation trust  No restriction on educational qualification. applicants must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. at least 8 months prior to anticipated field dates  1 year
Swiss national Science foundation/ DST Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme
JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Regular position in Indian research institute
To be Announced
36 months

 


International Exchange

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
BBSRC (UK) India Partnering Award UK partner needs to be BBSRC funded 13-Nov-14 4 years
DAAD, Germany Research Stays University academics and scientists from India on active duty 1-Oct-14 1-3 months
DAAD, Germany Re- invitation programme for former scholarship holders Former DAAD one-year scholarship holders and former scholarship holders who had studied in East Germany (GDR) for at least one year To be Announced 1-3 months
DBT/BMBF Indo-German Joint Call for Proposals in the area of Biotechnology – 2013 Scientists/faculty members working in regular capacity in Universities, national R&D Laboratories/ Institutes and private R&D institutes can apply under this programme. Partners from all kind of private sectors are eligible, but financing is limited. To be Announced 2 years
DBT/ MCTI (Brazil) Indo-Brazil-Joint call for proposals in the field of Biotechnology Priority areas, Biomedicine and health, biotech products such as vaccines, kits etc, and Agriculture especially Sugarcane & Citrus and including bioenergy To be Announced 3 years
DBT/State of Queensland, Australia INDO-QUEENSLAND
EARLY CAREER
FELLOWSHIPS
2012
0-5 years post PhD with a regular position in India or Queensland, Australia To be Announced 3-9 months
DBT/MHESR, Tunisia Indo-Tunisian -Joint call for proposals in the field of Biotechnology One investigator from India and Tunisia with good publication record and a regular position in an academic institute To be Announced 3 years
DST/ASSR India-Slovenia Joint call for proposals Programme is open to scientists, engineers, institutions engaged in advanced research in areas referred in the call in India and Slovenia 20-May-14 3 years
DST/Unit for Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Executive Programme of Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the years 2012 – 2014 PhD with regular position in research inst/univ. To be Announced 3 years
DST/ FWF (Austria) DST-FWF Joint Research Projects Needs Austrian collaborator To be Announced 3 years (upto 2 visits of 30-60 days/each side/ year)
DST/CNPq (Brazil) Indo-Brazil Joint call for proposals Scientists/faculty members working in regular capacity in Government recognized Universities/ Deemed Universities, Academic Institutes and National Research & Development Laboratories/ Institutes To be Announced 3 years
DST/CNPq (Brazil)/NRF (South Africa) INDIA/BRAZIL/SOUTH AFRICA
(IBSA)
Cooperation in Science and Technology
Priority areas include HIV and AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Biotechnology (in defined areas), Indigenous Knowledge systems, Information and communication technology To be Announced 3 years
DST/ DAAD (Germany) DST-DAAD Project based personnel exchange programme Needs German collaborator To be Announced 2 years
DST/ Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal Indo-Portugese Programme of cooperation in Science and Technology Needs Portugese collaborator To be Announced 3 years
DST/ Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme (IJCSP) Needs Japanese collaborator To be Announced 2 years
DST/ MINCYT, Argentina Indo-Argentine Bilateral scientific cooperation PhD, regular appointment in a research institute 15-Jun-14
short term 15days-3 months
DST/ MNISW (Poland) Indo-Poland Joint Research Programme Any scientific area 31-May-14 2 years + extension of 1 year based on merit
DST/ NSC (Taiwan) INDIA-TAIWAN PROGRAMME OF COOPERATION IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Priority areas include Tropical food borne infectious diseases,
Drug discovery and pharmaceutical, Structural biology, functional genomics, Marine sciences, Biomedical devices, High performance computing
To be Announced 3 years
DST/ Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech republic Indo-Czech Programme of cooperation in Science and Technology Needs Czech collbaorator To Be Announced
3 years
DST/MHESR (Tunisia) Indo-Tunisian call for joint proposals Needs Tunisian collaborator To Be Announced 2 years
DST/ Research Council of Norway Indian Norwegian joint research projects Regular employment at a research institute. Needs Norwegian Collaborator To Be Announced 3 years
DST/ Spanish Ministry of Science and innovation (MICINN) Indo-Spain Joint Programme of cooperation in Science and Technology Regular emplyment at a research institute. Needs Spanish Collaborator To be Announced
3 years
DST/ Swiss Program Office Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme Personnel Exchange Programme Needs Swiss collaborator, should include at least 1 PhD or postdoctoral scientist on each side To Be Announced
2 years (4 visits of 30-90 days)
DST-State Agency on Science, Innovations and
Information of Ukraine
Indo-Ukraine Bilateral scientific cooperation PhD, permanent appointment in a research institute To be Announced 3 years
DST- National Science Council of Taiwan India- Taiwan Programme of Co-operation in S&T, Joint Research Project proposals Scientists and Engineers in India and Taiwan To be Announced
3 years (2 visits of 30-60 days/each side/ year)
DST/ National Innovation Office (NIO), Hungary Indo-Hungarian Strategic Research Fund (IHSRF) Scientists in regular employment in India and Hungary To be Announced
2 years
DST/UKIERI DST-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships PhD, regular appointment in research institute in india or UK 31-May-13 2 years (4 visits of 15-89 days/each side/year)
Matsumae International Foundation (Japan) MIF Research Fellowship PhD, permanent appointment in a research institute 31-Aug-14 3-6 months
International Brain research Organization (IBRO) IBRO-APRC Exchange Fellowship senior PhD, postdoc or junior faculty To be Announced 4-6 months
National Council for Science & Technology
(CONACYT) of United Mexican States/ DST
Indo-Mexican
Scientific-Technological Cooperation Programme
Needs collaborator in Mexico To be Announced
2-3 years
National Institute of Health (NIH), USA CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH SHORT-TERM SCIENTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM To promote collaborative research between established U.S. and foreign scientists from low, middle, and upper-middle income countries by supporting, in part, exchange visits of cancer researchers between U.S. and foreign laboratories September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1 upto 6 months
Royal Society, UK International Exchange scheme Postdoc or holding independent position in research institute/university To be Announced variable from 3months, 1 year or 2 years
UGC/UKIERI UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships PhD, regular appointment in research institute in india or UK 31-May-13 2 years (4 visits of 15-89 days/each side/year)
Utrecht University, Netherlands Utrecht University Visiting Teaching fellowship Professors in one of Utrecht University research focus areas To be Announced 2 weeks- 1 semester

 


Organising Meetings/Symposia/Workshops

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DBT Financial Assistance for organising Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshops


DBT Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Education (INCNE)   Rolling programme, applications reviewed twice a year  
DST Financial Assistance for organising Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshops
3-6 months prior to the event

CSIR Financial Assistance for organising Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshops
3 months before the event
Company of Biologists Scientific Meetings Grant

10 Jan, 19 Mar, 4 June, 10 Sep

Company of Biologists Small Meetings grant   15 Jan, 5 Apr, 25 Jun, 10 Sep  
Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advance Research (IFCPAR) Grant for organizing Seminars and Workshops Needs French collaborator 1-Apr and 1-Oct every year  
DBT/ ISTPCanada Canada - India S& T Cooperation, Proposal for Partnership Development activities (PDAs) Needs Canadian Collaborator To be Announced

DST/Royal Society and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) UK India-UK Scientific Seminars PhD with regular appointment at a research institute in India or UK 10-Jun-14  
EMBO EMBO Courses and Workshops program Funds conferences, workshops, practical courses and symposia that promote collaborations and exchange in the latest life science advances.Funding priority is given to events held in an EMBC Member State or cooperating country To be Announced
 
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum Indo-US  Bilateral Workshops/ Symposia/ Conferences Qualified scientist from all science disciplines working at Indian and American institutions 31-Aug-14
 
Lady Tata Memorial Trust Meetings/Symposia/Workshops in the area of medical research   2 months prior to the event  
TWAS International Scientific meetings Organiser must be developing country 1-Dec for July-Dec meetings and 1 June for Jan-June meetings following year

 


Travel

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DBT Travel Support for attending International Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium PhD, Age less than 50 years At least 8 weeks prior to travel date
DBT CREST Award Applicant must have a permanent job To be Announced, Expected Dec 2013
1-12 months
DST International Travel support Scheme open to all researchers. Senior researchers (> 35 years) cannot apply to Int Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) sponsored events Rolling programme. App. to reach two months prior to the event
International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) International Travel Grants For participation in international Neuroscience meetings 1-Mar-13 for meetings in Jul-Dec and  1-Sep for meeting in Jan-Jun following year  
ICMR International Travel by Non-ICMR Scientists Biomedical scientists engaged in R&D. Senior Scientist (above 35 yrs of age) are eligible to apply only to international scientific events which are not sponsored by international Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). 6 weeks before the commencement of the event  
INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-DOS/ISRO CICS Travel Fellowship Programme PhD, Indian nationality committee meets six times/year with specific deadline for each meeting
Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust

Education grant- Travel grants
PhD with regular position in research institute, Indian nationality at least 3-4 months prior to departure  

 



Entrepreunership/Technology Development grants

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
Wellcome Trust (UK) Affordable Healthcare in India The PI should be based in India with regular employment in Not-for-profit institutions, governmental or non-governmental organisations and international organisations operating within India.  Concept notes to be submitted by 4-Nov-13  
Wellcome Trust (UK) Biomedical resource and technology development grants applicants in the UK who have a track record in obtaining grant funding. Researchers in low- or middle-income countries  eligible to apply if they have a track record of Trust funding or can demonstrate a strong track record of independent research accomplishment. Preliminary application deadline: 2 December 2013 upto 5 years
BIRAC/CEFIPRA/ French Embassy in India Indo-French Challenge-oriented Call for proposals 2014 Project shall have at least one Company and one Public Research Organization from India and France each as Joint Applicants (2+2 model) Expression of interest due by 3-May-14. Full proposal (if invited) submission by 1-Jul-2014 18-24 months

 


Others

Agency Scheme Eligibility Deadline Duration
DBT BioCAre. Career Re-orientation Fellowship (CRF) PhD (age limit 55 years). Women currently unemployed, temporarily employed or looking for change in career path To Be Announced 12 months
DBT Seminar Series in Neuroinformatics international researchers in the field of Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Education visiting any of the node institutions, to  encourage them to travel to at least one other city and institution    
DST Utilisation Of The Scientific Expertise Of Retired Scientists (USERS) Age upto 67 years

2 years

Wellcome Trust International Engagement Awards Wellcome Trust-funded researchers in low- and middle-income countries for engagement with public and policy makers, strengthen capacity for public engagement in biomedical sciences and health research, stimulate dialogue and promote collaboration on engagement projects between researchers and public organisations 18-Apr-14

upto 3 years