Deadline: 1 April 2016
India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS), The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology and Government of India, New Delhi is seeking applications from Indian and Canadian researchers /scientists to conduct the India-Canada Cooperative Science Programme to promote bilateral scientific collaboration between Indian and Canadian scientists.
The research projects funded are expected to be of a high international standard that will lead to a technology or solution directly impacting the lives of Indian and Canadian citizens.
Indian-Canadian joint projects must be based on meaningful engagement, include a common project plan, and involve at least one Principal Investigator from Canada and one from India.
Areas of Cooperation
- Structural performance of buildings including earthquake resistance
- Innovative buildings materials with low carbon footprint
- Thermal, acoustical and lighting comfort in buildings
- Buildings and human health
- Buildings and energy conservation
- Buildings and water conservation
- Building Infrastructures and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Alignment with areas for collaboration identified above;
- Relevance to Indian and Canadian national infrastructure challenges;
- Potential for research outcome to be deployed in settings in India and Canada within three years;
- Quality and originality of research program;
- Qualification and excellence of research team and proven record of successfully delivering prior research project objectives (Note: there must be a lead Indian and lead Canadian researcher for each research project submitted);
- Expected results and outcomes and appropriateness of budget strategy to achieve them;
- Potential for successful commercialization and/or community adoption of research outcomes;
- Training of highly qualified professionals;
- Inclusion of multidisciplinary aspects of the research program; and,
- Engagement of partners from academic, industrial, government, community sectors
- The joint application must include one Indian and one Canadian Principal Investigators, who would be responsible for technical as well as administrative co-ordination of the project and its periodic scientific and financial reporting to DST and IC-IMPACTS respectively.
- The Principal Investigator (PI) and other investigators in India should be scientists/ faculty members working in regular capacity in UGC recognized Universities / Deemed Universities / Academic Institutes and National Research & Development Laboratories / Institutes. It is preferred that a member of the project team may be designated as Co-PI.
- Any Canadian Researcher eligible to receive funding from IC-IMPACTS and Tri-Council Agencies in Canada is eligible to apply as a principal investigator or research team member from Canada.
- Research projects of one or two years in duration are eligible for funding.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit IC-IMPACT.