Call for Proposals to foster Collaboration Between Scientific Communities

Call for Proposals to foster Collaboration Between Scientific Communities

Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (Inria) launch a joint call for proposals to foster collaboration between scientific Communities of two countries in the area of Information and Communication Science & Technology.

In India, on behalf of the Department of Science & Technology, Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) invites proposals from the Indian scientists/researchers, organize expert & review committee meetings for management/disbursement of funds to the approved projects, etc.

Areas of Collaboration

The Project proposal will be supported in the following scientific areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Cybersecurity

  • Signal Processing

  • Digital Health

    Project Funding

    Jointly selected proposals will be funded in India by DST through CEFIPRA and in France by Inria (for Inria Research Team). The joint proposal must meet the criteria of the funding institutions for consideration.

    Each project will be funded for a period of three years. The indicative funding from each side will be up to Euro 10.000-15.000 (Rs. 10- 15 lakhs) per project per year. The support will be given under the following heads:

  • International travel (including airfare (India to France & vice-versa), daily allowance, accommodation and domestic travel in the receiving country during a participant’s stay abroad) for researchers, engineers, post-doctoral Fellows, Ph.D Students, as per CEFIPRA norms.

  • Support for JRF/SRF/RA/PDF

  • Contingency up to Rs. 50,000 per year

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants from both countries must fulfil the following requirements:

  • On the Indian side: Applicants have should hold a permanent position as scientists/faculty members in universities/deemed universities, academic institutes and national research
    and development laboratories/institutes.

  • The joint proposal shall be written in English. Proposal submitted to only one Party will not be considered. All applicants must fulfil their national eligibility rules for research grant. A format is given for the submission of proposal. Applicants from Indian side should ensure that French collaborator must submit the proposal to Inria (who wants to collaborate with Inria Research Team).

    Evaluation of Project Proposal

    After the closure date of Call, DST/CEFIPRA and Inria will exchange list of proposals, received on their side. Commonly received proposals will be evaluated by DST/CEFIPRA, and Inria according to their own evaluation rules, and will rank the proposals based on scientific quality and interest.

    The evaluation criteria will be based on the following:

  • Relevance of the proposal to the call

  • Technical and Scientific quality of the proposal

  • Quality of the project management & methodology

  • Global Impact of the proposal

  • Quality of the consortium and good synergies between the partners

  • Mobilization of resources

  • Added value to be expected from French-Indian research collaboration

  • Balanced Scientific and Financial contribution

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Call for Proposals to foster Collaboration Between Scientific Communities

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