The Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC) is an autonomous registered society established in 2010 under an inter-governmental MoU between the Government of India and the Government of Germany. The mandate of the bi-national Centre is to promote research partnership.
IGSTC supports bilateral workshops organized between academic institutes / research organisations and industry from both India and Germany. For this, IGSTC invites proposals throughout the year with two cut off dates (31st January and 31st July).
Thematic areas relevant to both DST and BMBF including the areas of 2+2 R&D&I project calls. Any other relevant topic of academic, industrial or social impact with mutual interest may also be considered.
The aim of the workshop support is to create platforms for substantive interactions / bilateral collaboration between scientists / researchers from academia and industry, which may lead to a future collaborations e.g. 2+2 proposals.
Applications to be submitted jointly by two coordinators, one each from India & Germany. Persons holding regular positions in public or private institutions of higher education and universities are eligible to become coordinators in Workshop application.
The proposal submission is open throughout the year. However, the cut-off dates for evaluation are 31st January and 31st July.
Normally, IGSTC will inform the applicant about the outcome within 3 months after the cut-off date.
Workshops can be held either in India or Germany.
Usually, IGSTC supports Workshop of total duration 2-3 days including technical visits, if any.
Coordinators of approved Workshop proposal can re-schedule the programme. The Workshop shall be conducted within 12 months from the date of approval.
Proposals submitted throughout the year will be evaluated after cut-off dates by an Indo-German Committee considering:
Following costs are eligible under IGSTC workshop grant
The venue cost, manpower cost and daily allowances, date change/penalty/rerouting/ cancellation costs are not eligible under this grant.
Only two partners, one each from India and Germany are required to submit the Workshop application.
Workshop participants should be from at least six different institutions in India and in Germany – no more than two persons from one institute will be supported.
Yes, participants from outside India & Germany are welcome but IGSTC will not bear any cost for them.
All international and domestic travel arrangement must be done by the hosting coordinator following IGSTC guidelines.
IGSTC releases 80% / 90% of the sanctioned grant to the Indian / German host organization as an advance; Balance of the grant up to 20% (to Indian organization) or up to 10% (to German organization) on submission of documents mentioned in the sanction order.
No IGSTC will not pay for any indirect cost associated with the workshop.
Own contribution is welcomed but not mandatory. Own contribution can be in kind as well, e.g. meeting room etc.