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Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Call for Research Funding Proposal in India

In recent years, India has witnessed a surge in research proposals in various domains. The proposals range from cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing to addressing societal challenges such as healthcare, education, and poverty alleviation. These proposals are expected to shape the future of India and contribute to the global scientific community.

The upcoming research proposals in India are diverse and promising. Researchers are exploring new areas such as space exploration, renewable energy, and sustainable development. The proposals are also focusing on improving the quality of life for citizens by addressing issues such as air pollution, water scarcity, and healthcare access. The government and private sector are supporting research initiatives in the country through various funding and collaboration programs. These programs aim to foster innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, and create a robust research ecosystem in India.

Call for Proposals in India (July 2023)

The aim is to promote linkages between industry and academia of India & France by leveraging the research competitiveness of academia and supporting the industry through applied research. Project proposals submitted should preferably involve at least one industrial partner and one research institute each from India & France preferably (2+2 Model).

Academic Collaborator: Principal Collaborators and Joint Collaborators to hold a permanent position as scientists/ Faculty members in universities/ deemed universities, academic institutes and national research and development laboratories/institutes.
Industry Collaborator: Company/SME/MSME/startups should have a well established in-house R&D unit with a good track record of R&D achievements. They should be registered and operational for at least last three years.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Collaborators must submit joint full proposal on online submission system

DURATION: Maximum 3 years

Last Date to Apply: 31/08/2023

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The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) provides financial assistance to promote research work in the fields of Science & Technology, including Agriculture, Engineering and Medicine. Funds provided are for one or more Junior Research Fellows (JRF), Senior Research Fellows (SRF) and Research Associates (RA), contingencies and equipment.

The stipend payable to JRF, SRF & RA working in the research schemes is as,
JRF – Rs. 31000 -Rs. 35000
SRF – Rs. 35000 – Rs. 35000
RA – The consolidated emoluments will be under the following 3 slabs depending on qualification and experience.

Duration: Applications for research grants can be submitted at any time during the year.

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently released a call for proposals titled “Request for Expression of Interest (EoI) for ICMR’s Multistate Implementation Research Study on Optimizing Equitable, Quality Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) services through Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs).”

Deadline: 09/08/2023

Link To Apply:

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conduct the India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme (IJCSP) to promote bilateral scientific collaboration between Indian and Japanese scientists.Applications are invited from eligible Indian researchers/scientists to submit proposals for Joint Research Projects and Joint Workshops/Seminars under IJCSP.

Language: English

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023 to Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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10th India–Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) – 2023 is open for proposal submission in feasibility, R&D and pilot Research.

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Language: English

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 to Thursday, August 10, 2023

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UPCOMING Call for Proposals - (ICSSR) (May - July 2023)

Competitive Research Grant Project Proposals under below mentioned R&D programs of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) can be submitted by the Indian researchers round the year without waiting for specific call for proposals.

Some  research  fields are 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering (Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Implants
  • Cancer Research biology
  • Drug Development
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Proposals in all these areas can be online submitted round the year in DBT Electronic Project Management System (eProMIS)

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is implementing a dedicated umbrella scheme “Women in Science and Engineering-KIRAN (WISE-KIRAN)” with the aim to support women from all walks of life in the domain of Science & Technology.

Eligible fields are  (1) Physical & Mathematical Sciences ; (2) Chemical Sciences ; (3) Life Sciences ; (4) Earth & Atmospheric Sciences ; (5) Engineering & Technology .

Duration :3 years

Grant: 2 lakhs.

The Proposal submission is  opened throughout the year

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Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented faculty and researchers to strengthen their research capacities. These fellowships are for 8 to 24 months.

Requirements :

  • The applicant must have a Ph.D. or a D.M. degree within the past four years. S/he must have obtained a Ph.D. degree between July 17, 2019 and July 16, 2023. 
  • The applicant is required to upload his/her Ph.D. or D.M. degree certificate/provisional Ph.D. certificate on the online application.
  • The applicant must have a publication in a reputed journal and demonstrate evidence of superior academic and professional achievement.

Eligible fields are  : Bioengineering; Computer Science (including, but not limited to, cyber security, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Earth Sciences; Energy Studies; Materials Science, many more.

Closing Date: July 17, 2023

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Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (April-June 2023)

National Fellowships are awarded to eminent Indian Social Scientists in recognition to their scholarly contributions and providing opportunities to engage themselves in full-time research that have the potential to contribute in advancement of knowledge in social sciences.

Eligibility: Renowned retired Indian social scientists who have not availed of ICSSR National Fellowship earlier.

Duration: The duration of the fellowship is for two years only.

Value: The value of the fellowship is Rs.60, 000 p.m. and contingency grant is Rs.60, 000/-p.a. irrespective of the pensionary benefit.

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Senior Fellowships are awarded to outstanding Indian Social Scientists for conducting full time research on themes and issues of national and social concern. These studies are expected to contribute to theoretical and conceptual advancement in different disciplines, help in generating field work based empirical data and contribute towards policy making.

Eligibility: The scholar should not be less than 45 and more than 70 years of age as on the last date of application. The scholar must possess Ph.D. Degree and have, in the opinion of the ICSSR, the necessary competence to conduct research in social sciences or social aspects of other disciplines in addition to having outstanding research publications at the time of application.

Duration: The duration of the fellowship is strictly for two years.

Value: The value of the fellowship for unemployed and superannuated scholars is Rs.45,000 per month and contingency grant is Rs.40,000/- per annum irrespective of the pensionary benefit.

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The main objective of ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to encourage and retain young Indian Social Science scholars who have completed their Ph.D. and wish to pursue a regular career in teaching and research. They should have a high potential and promise for conducting full time research on specific themes and issues.

Eligibility: The scholar should not be more than 45 years of age as on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates. The scholar must possess Ph.D. Degree at the time of application and have, in the opinion of the ICSSR, the necessary competence to conduct research in social sciences or social aspects of other disciplines.

Duration: The duration of the fellowship is strictly for two years.

Value: The value of the fellowship is Rs.31,000 per month and contingency grant is Rs.25,000/- per annum.

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Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to selected Indian scholars, who are registered for Ph.D. in UGC recognized universities / deemed universities, institutes of national importance, ICSSR research institutes and colleges having approved Ph.D. programme with requisite infrastructure as defined by MoE / UGC to pursue and complete their doctoral research in any social science discipline.

Eligibility: The candidate must have secured a minimum 45% marks in Graduation and 55% in Post-Graduation or equivalent grades in any social science disciplines. Five per cent (5%) relaxation of marks will be given to SC/ST candidates & persons with benchmark disability.

Duration: The duration of the fellowship is strictly for two years or till the date of Ph.D submission at the university, whichever is earlier.

Value: The value of the fellowship is Rs.20,000/- p.m. and contingency grant is Rs.20,000 /- p.a.

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