Applications invited for ASEAN-India Science & Technology Development Fund

Applications invited for ASEAN-India Science & Technology Development Fund

Organization: Govt. of India

Apply By: 01 Oct 2019

Grant Amount: 5000000 USD

About the Organization

ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations): India S&T Collaboration started formally in 1996 with establishment of ASEAN India S&T working Group (AIWGST). Initially, the collaborative ASEAN-India S&T activities were supported through ASEAN India Fund (AIF). In 2008, Government of India established a dedicated fund viz ASEAN India S&T Development Fund (AISTDF) to support R&D projects and associated project development activities


The main objectives of ASEAN-India Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation are based on following principles-

  • Encourage and promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation, including through joint research activity, and development on cross-sectoral areas such as health, communicable and emerging infectious diseases, environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, agricultural technologies, alternative energy, biodiversity, food processing, advanced materials for development of value-added products, and space technology and applications;
  • Encourage and promote cooperation in biotechnology including through capacity building and joint research and development for mutual benefit;
  • Undertake activities and develop program / projects under the ASEAN-India Science and Technology Development Fund;

Priority research areas

All disciplines of natural sciences, medicine, health, Mathematics, electronics & IT, science & technology (social sciences & humanities are not covered


To intensify interaction and scientific cooperation between Indian and ASEAN scientists / institutions

  • To connect existing but separately funded research projects in India and ASEAN MS
  • To enhance academic training and development of young scholar

Project duration: 24-36 months (No extension with or without additional cost beyond 3 years duration of the project)


  • Eligibility Scientists with an appointment as a faculty member at an eligible Indian/ASEAN MS institution can apply as Principal Investigator (PI). The appointment of the PI must last at least until the end of the project. Additionally to project may include at least one PhD student or postdoctoral scientist on each side. The total number of participants on each side should not exceed two.
  • Eligible institutions in India: Universities, Publicly Funded Research Institutes and Labs and educational /academic Research Institutes.
  • Eligible institutions in ASEAN MS: All Research Institutions, Universities, other Research and Academic Institutions which are eligible to receive funding through ASEAN are eligible for receiving funding under AISTDF


How to Apply

Indian applicants to submit only ONE original copy of the completed joint application form, along with an electronic copy in a single soft file in ms-word or pdf format as an email attachment, to:

Mr. R.K. Sharma
Scientist-E(Director Grade)
International Multilateral & Regional Cooperation Division
R.No-18 D, Technology Bhavan,
Dept. of Science and Technology
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi - 110 016
Email: sharma_rk@nic.in
The original copy must be signed by the Indian PI and Head of the Institute/University (written signature) and the ASEAN applicants (electronic signature).

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