India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme
The Department of Science and Technology , Ministry of Science & Technology,Government of India, New Delhi and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science conduct the India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme (IJCSP)
Job Description: Applications are invited from eligible Indian researchers /scientists to submit proposals for joint projects and joint workshops under IJCSP. Areas of cooperation : The support is available to the following scientific areas :
- Molecular and Supramolecular Science
- Advanced Materials, including Polymers and Nano-materials
- Modern Biology and Biotechnology
- Manufacturing Sciences
- Astronomical and Space Science
- Surface and Interface Science including Catalysis
Who can apply :
The joint application must include one Indian and one Japanese 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 the DST/ JSPS 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.
The Japanese PIs must be full time researchers employed at Universities or other research institutions recognized by JSPS. Further details in respect of Japanese participants JSPS website (www.jsps.gov.jp) may be referred to.
Kind of support available : DST provides the following support under the Programme:
For Indian Researchers – Cost of International airfare to and from the designated research location, visa fee, air port taxes, overseas medical insurance premium for the approved visit duration and airport transfers in India. For joint workshops/ seminars to be organized in India, local travel cost of selected Indian participants and organizing expenses may also be
considered for support as per DST norms.
For Japanese Researchers – Costs of accommodation in a guest house , per diem and domestic travel expenses in India including airport transfers as per DST norms.Processing : The formats for joint project/seminar proposals and other details are available
at the websites: www.stic-dst.org.in or www.dst.gov.in. Project proposal is to be submitted through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferably in MS Word format in one file indicating file name as PI name & area code) as well as by Post (3 copies ) in the
prescribed format on or before the given deadline through proper channel to :
Dr Naveen Vasishta, Scientist, International Division, Department of Science &
Technology, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016
Japanese Principal Investigators need to submit proposals with a matching research/ seminars plan to JSPS simultaneously.
Japanese Researchers are requested to contact JSPS for their application submission period, documents to be submitted etc.
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