India-Iran Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation Research Grant, 2018

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology of the Indian Republic and the Centre for International Scientific Cooperation (CISC), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) of the Islamic Republic of Iran is delighted to offer its Research Grant. The programme is open to scientists, engineers, institutions engaged in advanced research in the above-referred areas in India and Iran.

The objective of the grant to promote the implementation of joint projects able to bind R&D centres with enterprises from both countries.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a department within the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. It was established to promote new areas of science and technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting Scientific and Technological activities in the country.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Grant is available to joint to pursue joint research projects.
  • Study Subject: Grant is awarded in the fields of Biotechnology and Human Health (focusing improvement in crop productivity, transgenic crops, microbial biotechnology with emphasis on cellulosic biofuel and microbial diversity and bioprospecting; Molecular Medicine focussing research on stem cell, cancer, tropical and infectious diseases; and Animal Biotechnology (reproductive and nutrition) and Water resources management.
  • Scholarship Award: Grant will cover the following:
  • Iranian Side-
  • The Indian Scientists visiting Iran shall be provided per diem amount Iranian Rial 1,000,000 per day for food, local transport and out of pocket expenses in case of short-term visit (up to 21 days), and Iranian Rial 2,500,000 calculated on per month basis in case of long-term visits (more than 21 days).
  • Free furnished accommodation in Guest House/Hotel with reasonable amenities.
  • In-country transport from Capital city/arrival city to the visiting institute by appropriate means, and
  • Pickup from and dropping facility at the airport to all visiting researchers
  • Indian Side-
  • The Iranian Scientists visiting India shall be paid per diem amount INR 2,000 per day in case of short-term visit (up to 21 days), and INR 50,000/- calculated on per month basis in case of long-term visits (more than 21 days). These amounts will cover expenses related to local transport and out of pocket allowance.
  • Free furnished accommodation in Guest House/Hotel with reasonable amenities
  • In-country transport from Capital city/arrival city to the visiting institute by appropriate means, and
  • Pickup from and dropping facility at the airport to all visiting researchers.
  • Nationality: Applicants from India and Iran are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of the grant is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in India and Iran

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from India and Iran are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be scientists, engineers, institutions engaged in advanced research in the above-referred areas in India and Iran.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

Research Scholarship

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • Joint research projects in the prescribed format duly forwarded by the respective Heads of the Institutions are to be submitted simultaneously, by the Indian Project Investigator to the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, and by the Iranian Project Leader to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT).
  • Applications received by both the agencies with all necessary documents shall only be considered.
  • Indian PIs will submit 5 hard copies (including 1 original) and in PDF format the project proposal in the prescribed format to DST and Iranian PIs will submit 5 hard copies of the proposal (including 1 original and in PDF format) to CISC.

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