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Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a call for Applications for Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) 2016-17 from the faculty members/academics of all disciplines from SICI’s Canadian and Indian Member Institution. This grant is to support and encourage Institutional collaboration in R&D for a period of two years in the areas in which Institutions from SICI’s Indian and Canadian Member Council can benefit. The project proposal must clearly address the feasibility of the proposed project with an undertaking to complete it within the stipulated period of two years commencing from the date of notification of the award.

This grant intends to fill information gaps for policy makers and others influencing the policy-making process.

All domains of studies that help building stronger academic and research networks between both countries from Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Management and  STEM subjects are considered for the fellowship/ programme.  However, applications are encouraged in the current priority areas of government of India i.e. Teacher Education and Leadership, Teacher Education and Leadership, Library Management and Development, Conservation and Heritage science and Management, Curatorship and Museum studies, Architecture, and Culture management, Curatorship and Museum studies, Architecture, Culture management, Health Care, Information & Communication Technology, Energy, Sustainable Habitat, Nano-technology, Water Resources & River Systems, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Security & Defence, Environmental Science & Climate Change.Applications can be submitted by any Faculty from Institutions of good standing either from India or Canada who are in the Member Council of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute provides grant to start the research at a rudimentary level so it is appreciative that the applicant may try to arrange additional contributions from other sources and from his/her own institution also.




• Proposed SICRG projects must involve a bi-national research initiative in any of the fields mentioned above.

• Faculty members/academics/researchers of Canadian and Indian member institutions are eligible to apply for this grant. A list of SICI member institutions is available at the link provided here: http://www.sici.org.in/index.php?page=member-institutions .


• The applicant should be a full-time faculty member of a Canadian or Indian member institution.

• The Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or India.

• The receipt of the award is A faculty from an Institution of good standing either from India or Canada who are in the Member Council of SICI.


Application Requirements:

• A completed application form.

• Completed electronic application along with all required documents should be submitted to siciapplications@sici.org.in on or before 25th January 2017  by 5:00pm (IST) and with a mention of programme name in the subject line “Application for Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) 2016-17”.

• As part of the Project Proposal please submit the following information electronically in a single PDF file: 
Project Title
Project Description: (Abstract; Proposal; Schedule including recent and projected activities, names of participants, and articles, monographs, books etc. published in the past year; 
Project Director/ Canadian partner(s): Curriculum Vitae: 5 pages maximum;
Budget: Detailed description and justification of anticipated expenses, as well as the disclosure of other funding sources, including funding requested from SICI.
- Support in terms of in-kind contribution in the budgetary outlay.


• Applications sent to a different email address will not be considered.

• Late and incomplete applications will not be entertained.

• Employer’s endorsement is must for the proposal submission to avoid any unanticipated problem later on.

• Paper copy of application should be duly signed/sealed forwarded by the respective Department/ Centre/ School through Registrar or competent authority.

• Submit a paper copy of complete set of application at the given address and mention the programme name on the envelope.

                 Programme Name
                 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
                 5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
                 New Delhi 110001


• You can also upload your application through SICI’s web portal at http://shastriinstitute.org/gms/


Please note that the Institute takes no responsibility for missing applications materials by mail, post, electronic mode.



Number of Awards: 5 (Five)



Value of Award: 
INR 10, 00,000 (disbursement of grant will be in two equal installment of 5 lakh each year).
(Additional Contributions from the applicants’ institutions to the project are encouraged).



Duration: The period of collaborative research projects will be two (2) years.



Disbursement of Funds:

The project grant for the first year will be disbursed upon signing of letter of agreement between SICI and recipient’s institution. In the second year 85% of the grant will be released after submission of narrative report for the year 2016-17, utilization certificate for 2016-17 and proposed budget for 2017-18. The remaining 15% will be released upon submission and approval of a final report to SICI by the recipient.


Note: Project grant will be transferred in the bank account of the Institution/university of the applicant.


(Reporting template)


Application Forms:

Employer’s Endorsement Form


Application Deadline: 
Completed application must be sent electronically no later than 25th

January, 2017.

Contact Address:

Programme Officer (Please mention the programme name clearly)
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi 110001
Call us at: 011 – 2374 6417; 2374 3114; & 2374 2677
Email: siciapplications@sici.org.in


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