The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research (MSTR), Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka concluded a Programme of Cooperation (PoC) in Science and Technology, on August 4th, 2016. In terms of the PoC, funding can be made available for selected Joint Research projects and Workshops in bilateral mode involving scientists & technologists from India and Sri Lanka, in the following areas:
a. Food Technology; b. Plant based medicines; c. Materials; d. Metrology; e. Space Research & Applications; f. Robotics & Automation; g. Industrial Electronics; h. Any other project with national relevance (with justifications)
The DST and the MSTR (hereinafter referred to as the “Implementing Agencies”) hereby invite Indian and Sri Lankan scientists/researchers to submit proposals for Joint Research Projects and Bilateral Workshops in any of the above areas in terms of the provisions herein set out.
(1) An Application shall -
a) be for a Joint Research Project or a Workshop as herein provided.
b) be made simultaneously by a counterpart Team in each country as hereinafter provided.
c) be made by the Leader of a team of scientists in each country (Team Leader), to the respective Implementing Agency of his/her country, simultaneously. Both Applications shall be identical. Since all projects are joint projects, it is expected that consultations would have been held between relevant counterpart Institutions in the other country prior to the submission of an Application.
d) be in English and shall be in the Form prescribed by the relevant Implementing Agency.
e) be required to be submitted by the dates set out below.
(2) Applications are required to be submitted as follows -
(a) The completed application Form and all relevant, clearly labeled attachments should be forwarded in a single email to reach either of the following addresses (as relevant) by November 30th, 2016 - a. in the case of Indian Applications - to the email address: email@example.com b. in the case of Sri Lankan Applications - to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) Eight (08) hard copies should be forwarded to the relevant Implementing Agency by December 30th, 2016.
For more information please download: Call for Proposals 2016 under Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Research Programme