CEFIPRA supports high quality research groups through collaborative research projects in advanced areas of basic and applied science to nurture scientific competency through Collaborative Scientific Research Programme.
Supported areas for collaboration under the programme
Eligibility to apply
Principal Collaborators and Joint Collaborators (Indian & French) should have permanent position in an Indian or French University/R&D Institution. They should meet national level eligibility criteria with respect to the operation of grants and age of retirement.
Funding support for the projects
Detailed guidelines for funding of projects under collaborative research programme is given as:
How to apply
The collaborators must submit a joint concept proposal along with the joint full proposal on web-online submission system of CEFIPRA (URL: www.cefipraonline.in).
Proposals can be made in any discipline of science and technology, provided they are original, collaborative, formulated on a current topic and of high scientific quality. The research topic chosen must complement the strengths and expertise of the research groups.
The number of participants and their research contribution should be appropriate for the aims of the Indo-French research project and must be reasonably balanced in terms of each country’s participation (on effort, contribution and budget). Each Indo-French collaborative project should clearly demonstrate an added value from their collaboration.
There cannot be a second Principal Collaborator or Joint Principal Collaborator on either side. The two Principal Collaborators, one each from India and France shall be responsible for implementing the project.
Joint Collaborators, one or more, on both sides are welcome but their contributions to the project may be clearly defined. The Joint Collaborators may be from the same institutions of the respective Principal Collaborators or from other institutions
Once project is recommended for support, any change of Principal Collaborator(s) or Joint Collaborator(s) or the institution(s) where the work is carried out should be done with the permission of CEFIPRA.
The French PI is kindly invited to get in touch with the concerned officer of his/her institution about the project proposal that he/she is preparing to submit to the CEFIPRA in order to facilitate the final clearance by the French Government.
Procedures for the start of project after the recommendation of Scientific Council
Lead time for project approval
Submission/implementation of projects under CEFIPRA programmes by same collaborators
If collaborators have submitted/implemented a CEFIPRA project, they can apply again if they fulfil the following conditions:
Restriction other than the above in applying for an Indo-French project
Expectation of CEFIPRA from its collaborative research projects
The proposals are necessarily required to fulfil the following criteria as per the checklist given below for initial screening & further consideration.
|1.||The submission date is within the prescribed deadline|
|2.||Submitted both concept proposal and full proposal|
|3.||Joint Proposal Submission Agreement signed by both the Principal Collaborators submitted|
|4.||The proposal received is within the identified fields of Science & Technology, coordinated by CEFIPRA|
|5.||Investigators are from academic/research institutions in India/ France|
|6.||The collaborators have permanent position in an Indian or French University/R&D Institution|
|7.||The total budget is within the limit of 200.000 Euros|
|8.||Budget includes cost of International travels/mobility|
|9.||The collaborators are not PIs or Co-PIs of any ongoing projects under Collaborative Scientific Research Programme of CEFIPRA|
|10.||The collaborators are not members of the Scientific Council/ Industrial Research Committee of CEFIPRA|
|11.||Collaborators close to their superannuation have added younger joint collaborator(s) in the project proposal|
|12.||Submitted Certificate for participation in the project from the Head of the institution of the
|13.||Submitted quotations for the equipment applied (offline to CEFIPRA)|