Special Call for Indo-German Bilateral Virtual Workshops

In the current COVID-19 pandemic scenario, as physical workshops & networking are restricted, IGSTC launches a special call on bilateral Virtual Workshops. IGSTC will resume the physical workshops through Open Call Workshop programme as soon as the situation becomes normal.

The Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) invites proposals for organising Indo-German virtual workshops on areas of mutual interest with an aim towards creating platforms for substantive interactions between scientists / researchers from academia and industry. The workshops are to be designed around a specific research topic out of thematic areas relevant to both DST and BMBF. Any other relevant topics of very high importance may also be considered. Proposals with a potential for generating follow up activities including joint projects are preferred. Training workshops as well as meetings between two institutions do not fall under the scope of this call.


The Indo-German Science & Technology Centre was established by the Government of India (DST) and Government of Germany (BMBF) to facilitate bilateral science and technology networking and to play a proactive role in catalysing institute - industry cross-border partnerships through joint R&D efforts. IGSTC envisions to:

  • Advance industrial research partnership with mutuality of interest and respect
  • Create platform for cross fertilization of ideas
  • Develop knowledge networks for industrial sectors to enhance competitiveness
  • Establish joint knowledge pools to address global challenges
  • Serve as a nerve centre to promote Indo-German technology partnership

Who can Apply?

Persons holding regular positions in public or private non-profit research organisations, institutions of higher education and universities are eligible to submit applications.


  • Participation of relevant industries is expected.
  • A detailed draft program including a list of the expected participants has to be submitted along with a brief background document illustrating the importance of the workshop.
  • Involvement of young scientists is highly recommended.
  • It is expected that the workshop participants belong to various institutions.
  • The utilisation of IGSTC format is mandatory for the application.
  • IGSTC logo should be displayed in prominent places.

Workshop Format

Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single Word or PDF document according to the format below to both the contacts.

Workshop Format


Proposals submitted will be evaluated by an Indo-German Committee considering:

  • Compliance of the thematic area to the portfolio of DST and BMBF.
  • Scientific scope and novelty
  • Scientific credentials and competitiveness of the participants, hailing from various institutions
  • Presence of topic experts in the participants list
  • PAN-India/Germany presence of participants
  • Number of participants from the industry

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted electronically via email to info.igstc@igstc.org. Please download the proposal format from here.

The evaluation will be done on a rolling basis on receipt of sufficient number of applications.


IGSTC Secretariat
Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
Ground Floor, Block – II, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110016, India
Phone: +91-011-26543500
E-mail: info.igstc@igstc.org