Joint Call for Proposals 2021/22 Under Indo-French Programme

Joint Call for Proposals 2021/22 Under Indo-French Programme

Designation/Position-  Joint Call for Proposals

TeIndo-French Programme invites application for Joint Call for Proposals from eligible and interested candidates

About- 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. Call for proposals

Research/Job Area- 

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

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Signal Processing 

Location-  Technology Development Board, Indo-French Centre


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.

On the French side: 

Inria’s Call for Proposal: Proposals from French PIs must be submitted through via the dedicated website at:  

Job/Position Description- 

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

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 (Click here to download)
  • Support for JRF /SRF / RA/ PDF (as per DST’s guidelines) (Click here to download)
  • Contingency up to Rs. 50,000 per year

The cost of accident and sickness insurance during travel will not be supported under this Programme. Since, the project is supported mainly for collaboration; applicants have to indicate about the status of co-funding.  

How to Apply- 

DST advises Indian applicants to make sure that their French partner is eligible to apply for funding from Inria

Proposal to CEFIPRA is to be submitted by only Indian PI at the online submission system of DST-Inria Targeted Programme ( after pre arranging all the relevant documents

Prescribed formats are as follows:

  1. Scientific Proposal (Click here to download)
  2. No Objection Certificate from HoD  (Click here to download)
  3. Joint Submission Agreement (Click here to download)

Hardcopy of application in prescribed proposal formatand other relevant documents along with joint submission agreement signed by both the partners and certificates duly signed by Heads of the Institutions should also be submitted to the Director, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research, 5B, Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003 (India) on or before 7 October, 2021.

Proposal in online submission system is to be submitted in advance before sending the hardcopy. 

Proposals received after due date or received on only one side will not be considered for evaluation.

Last Date for Apply–  07 October 2021

Proposal submission is open during the entire duration of MoU till 10th April 2021 with quarterly cut-off dates for every Financial Year as 30th June, 30th September, 31st December, and 31st March.

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