India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme

Department of Science and Technology


The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology. Government of India, New Delhi and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) conduct the India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme (IJCSP) to promote bilateral scientific collaboration between Indian and Japanese scientists. Applications are invited from eligible Indian researchers /​scientists to submit proposals for Joint Research Projects and Joint Workshops/​Seminars under IJCSP.
Areas of cooperation: The support is available to the following scientific areas:
[A] Fundamental Sciences: Physical and Chemical Systems
1. Condensed Matter Physics
2. Molecules and Molecular Assembly Science
3. Interface Science and Catalysis
[B] Materials and System Engineering: Man-made Systems
1. Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies (This keyword includes areas of metal ceramics, polymer science & engineering and materials processes)
2. Engineering Sciences (This keyword includes areas of manufacturing science and
engineering and synthesis & analysis/​optimization & simulation of engineering
processes and systems)
[C] Natural Systems: Life Sciences and Bioengineering
1. Molecular and Chemical Biosciences
2. Biotechnology and Bioengineering
3. Medical Biosciences
4. Cognitive Science [D] Astronomy, Space, Earth System and Sciences
1. Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Space & Planetary Science
2. Geosciences (Marine, Meteorology, Geology, Paleontology)
3. Geophysics and Geochemistry for Global Issues (Global warming and Natural Resource)
[E] Mathematics and Computational Science
1. Mathematical Science
2. Computational Science and Engineering
3. Big Data analytics
4. Machine Learning 


The joint application must include one Indian and one Japanese Principal Investigators, who would be responsible for technical as well as administrative coordination 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. 

To Apply

The formats for joint research project/​workshop/​seminars proposals and other details is available at the websites www​.dst​.gov​.in. Project proposal is to be submitted through e‑mail to ujjwala@​nic.​in (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 (6th September, 2017), through proper channel to :

Ujjwala Tripti Tirkey
Scientist F’/Director
Room No. C‑2, S&T Block II
International Cooperation (Bilateral)
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi 110016
Tel: +91 (0)11 2659 0377 +91 (0)11 2686 4642
Email: ujjwala@​nic.​in

Japanese Principal Investigators need to submit proposals with a matching joint research project / seminars plan to JSPS simultaneously. Japanese Researchers are requested to contact JSPS for their application submission period, documents to be submitted etc. 

For format of the proposal, click here.

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