International Cooperation Division
International Cooperation Division

About Us

Under Multilateral and Regional Cooperation, IC Division has been mandated to foster India's regional and multilateral engagements and partnerships in the fields of Science and Technology. These engagements are done through cooperation frameworks at inter-governmental level with a view to make positive contributions for gainful consequences and spin offs for:

  • Enlarging India's pursuit of influence in global arena/platforms and mainstreaming Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into international diplomacy and foreign relations;
  • Showcasing and projecting India's scientific excellence in the global research landscape;
  • Leveraging foreign alliances and partnerships to accelerate key priorities and programs devoted to strengthening India's national science and technology (S&T)/ Research and Development (R&D) competencies-capabilities-access to technologies in synergies with national flagship programs.

Some of the major functions of IC Division related to forging India's regional and multilateral partnerships in Science, Technology and Innovation being performed are as below:

  • Negotiation, conclusion, implementation and monitoring of India's international regional and multilateral S&T cooperation agreements/ frameworks and related S&T Program of Cooperation's (India's S&T Cooperation with EU, ASEAN, BRICS, IBSA, SAARC, BIMSTEC, ASEM, EAS);
  • India's engagements vis-a-vis S&T aspects of UN and other international organizations (India's S&T engagements with NAM S&T Centre, UNESCO-TWAS-ICTP, UNCSTD, OECD, IOR-ARC, G-20);
  • Indian perspectives at S&T Ministerial Multilateral Platforms and its spin offs (Carnegie Group Meetings and its spin offs like GSO-GRI, Science and Technology for Society Forum);

Under Thematic Cooperation, IC Division is partnering in the following International programs-

  • International Solar Alliance
  • Mission Innovation
  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative etc
  • The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)

The IC Division currently supports three bi-national S&T Centres which are independent entities established under inter-governmental arrangements with France, USA and Germany.


The IC Division have created 5 dedicated funds namely-

  • India -Israel Innovation & Industrial R&D Fund (I4F)
  • Australia -India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)
  • Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Fund (IHJRF)
  • India-Portuguese Joint Research Fund (IPJRF))
  • ASEAN -India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF)

The collaborations in selected areas of mutual interest with different countries/organisations are materialized through various modes of cooperation like:

Contact Building through

  • Joint Workshops/ Seminars/Frontiers Symposia/Exhibitions
  • Visitation, Fellowships & Internships
  • Exploratory visits
  • Lectures by Eminent Scientists
  • Fielding young researchers scholars to international meets with Peers

Provide Support for

  • Joint R&D Projects of mutual interest
  • Project mode mobility based exchanges
  • Training and Advanced Schools
  • Access to Advanced Facilities
  • Participation in Mega-science projects

Facilitate and Promote

  • Joint R&D Clusters
  • Virtual Networked Centres
  • Multi - institutional R&D projects
  • Catalyzing creation of Joint Ventures

Promote Commercial R&D and Innovation

  • Academia - Industry Applied R&D Projects
  • PPP for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GITA Platform)
  • Facilitate Technology Development & Tech Transfer
  • Annual Technology Summit with partner country

What's New

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Meeting of the ASEAN-India Working Group on Science & Technology (AIWGST)
Thailand, 18-19 February 2019 

Meeting of the Governing Council of ASEAN-India Science & Technology Development Fund (AISTDF)
Thailand, 18-19 February 2019 

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List of selected ASEAN-India R&D proposals sanctioned against last call ended on 31st Dec 2019 

List of selected ASEAN professionals for AI-RTF Fellowship (31st Dec 2019) 

Result of India-Poland joint call 

Result of Indo-Japan Collaborative Science Programme-2019 

List of selected candidates for BRICS STI FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 2019 

List of selected candidates for participation in 4th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave-2019, Brazil 

List of selected candidates of ASEAN-India Research & Training Fellowship (30th June 2019) 

List of ASEAN-India sanctioned projects w.e.f 30th May 2019 

AIRTF Selected Candidates 2018-19 

RTF-DCS Selected candidates_2018-2019 

Result announcement of India Egypt Call for Joint Research projects 

Result-India-Czech Call-for-proposal-2019 

Result announcement of DST UKIERI joint workshops 

Indo- Sweden List of Selected projects 

List of recommended projects under DST-RCN (Norway) joint call on Material Science 

List of R&D proposals approved for support under ASEAN-India collaborative R&D program(1st Jan 2018) 

List of awardees of ASEAN-India Research Fellowship (01-02-2018) 

Results India-Russia (RSF) Joint Call for Proposals - 2018 

Result: List of selected Indian participants for BRICS YS Conclave 2018 

Result:INDIA-EU WATER CALL 2017 

Result:BRICS CALL 2017 

Results of Indo-Austrian Joint Call 2016 

DST-Sweden (VR) Joint call 2015-List of Recommended projects 

Department of Science & Technology (DST), India and the Dutch Science Office (NWO) - Selected Proposals 2016 

Result - India-Tunisia Joint call for proposals 

Results of DST-UKIERI programme 

Results of DST-RFBR programme 2016 

DST-DAAD Joint call 2017 Recommended projects 

Indo-Norway Joint call 2017 on ICT - Recommended Projects 

DST- UK Selected Project 

List of Indian participants for 3rd BRICS YS Conclave Durban, South Africa (25-29 June 2018) 

IMRC Division - List of projects supported in last 5 years 

List of selected candidates for ASEAN-India Research & Training Fellowship 30th June 2019 

Result of India-Bulgaria Joint Research Projects 2018 

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Announcement for inviting applications for participation in BRICS Young Scientist Conclave-2019 (Brazil) 

2019 BRICS Call for Proposal multi-lateral R&D projects 

Announcement for inviting Technologies /Innovation/ Idea for support under ASEAN-India S&T Development Fund 

ASEAN-India InnoTech Summit-Nov 2018  

Call for India Science and Research Fellowship 2019-2020 

India-Denmark Joint Call for Proposals- Cyber Security 

India-Uzbekistan Joint Call for Proposals-2019 

Results Indo-Russian Joint Call for Proposals: DST-RFBR 2019 

Call for Proposal Indo- Sri Lanka Joint Research Programme 

Call For Proposal India-Israel CFP 2020-22 for joint research cooperation 

Announcement for participation of Indian students in the 70th Nobel Laureates 

Call - Indo-Australia Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Indo-AISRF) Round 11 

Joint Call for Proposals - India-Bulgaria Bilateral Scientific and Technological Cooperation 

Announcement for inviting applications for participation in 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, Durban, South Africa(25-29 June 2018) 

DST-DAAD Germany Joint Call For Proposal 2019 

Call for proposal under Innovation & STEM Demonstration

Technology Interventions For Disabled & Elderly (TIDE) Programe

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

SERB Research Scientist Scheme

Call for Proposals under National Health and Risk Communication Programme 'Year of Awareness on Science and Health' (YASH) for COVID19

DST NWO Joint Indo Dutch Call on Cleaning Ganga and Agri Water

Advt. for filling up posts of Joint Director (NATMO) on deputation basis

Call for proposals from the eligible researchers of the developing countries for the 3rd Phase (1st April 2018- 31st March 2023) of the RTF-DCS scheme. 

Announcement for inviting applications for 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, Durban (South Africa), 25-29 June, 2018 

DST - RCN Norway Joint Call on ICT 2017 

Call for proposals under India-Republic of Korea Joint Programme of Cooperation 

India - Korea Joint Network Centre - Call for Proposals - Last Date - August 16, 2017 

Call for Proposals - 2018 under India - Iran Bilateral S&T Cooperation 

Information & Networking Event: EU-India Call on Water 

Call for India South Africa Joint R & D projects 

Call for Applications for Joint Projects in 2020-2022 

Call for Nominations National Science Chair - Last Date 25 October 2019 

Office Memorandum on Scientific or Technical Manpower other than JRF/SRF/RA 

Revision of fellowship in Women Scientist Scheme 

Advertisement for Recruitment in SERB 

Payment of Arrears and Enhanced Fellowship to JRF/SRF/RA 

Notification for Provisional Submission of Proposals in all the programmes under KIRAN (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing) 

Revision of emoluments and guidelines on service conditions for research personnel engaged in R& D programme of the Central Government Departments Agencies 

Revision in Post Doctoral Fellowship in Nano Science & Technology 

DBT-DST OPEN ACCESS POLICY 

Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act, 2013 Office Order 

Revised Guidelines on Emoluments for Projects Personnel under Societal Programmes of DST 

Corrigendum onRevised Guidelines on Emoluments for Projects Personnel under Societal Programmes of DST 

Announcement for inviting applications for participation in 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, Durban, South Africa(25-29 June 2018) 

Call for IREDA SSS-NIBE AWARDS in Bioenergy-2018 

Special call for proposal under Schedule Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)under ICPS 

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