This collaborative research program aims to enhance Japanís and Indiaís identifiable and sustainable development of science and technology innovation by leading research organizations in Japan and India, to contribute to provide direct solutions to locally and globally shared challenges, creating innovation, building collaborative research platforms, and building capacity for Japanese and Indian researchers through exchanges of researchers, etc.
In order to comprehensively strengthen collaboration between Japan and India, JST and DST support the project to establish Japan-India Joint research laboratories for innovation at Japanese and Indian universities, research institutes and etc., aiming to effect socially and industrially meaningful applications of research achievement in India, so that we can continuously and mutually advance science and technology as the driving-force of competitive power for both countries.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) including Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and other related fields.
Japanese and Indian researchers at universities, research institutes and/or companies were invited to submit proposals for cooperative research projects in the research field described above.
To be completed within a maximum of 5 years in the first funding period (1st phase) At the time of completion of the 1st phase, the joint laboratory, which will be evaluated to be most expandable and successful, has possibility to advance to the 2nd phase to form a collaboration research hub, which can realize social and industrial applications of research achievements, by itself or by merging other joint laboratories.
JSTís total budget in the 1st phase for a maximum of 5 years, to cover direct expenses for a Japanese research project, should not be in principle exceed 115 million yen + 30% on the direct expenses for indirect expenses. The budget plan must be authorized by the Japanese government each year.
In the 2nd phase for a maximum of 5 years after the completion of the 1st phase, the budget size will be reassure regarding the prospects in development demonstrated by the selected project to yield innovative applications of research achievements in India and potential for subsequent advancement to become a sustainably self-reliant Hub.
JSTís funding provided within this call is intended to enhance the capacity of the applicants to collaborate. Funding will therefore be provided mainly in support of collaborative activities such as travel and holding symposia/seminars and may also support local research expenses such as in the provision of facilities, equipment and consumables that are necessary for the collaboration.
Based on the results of evaluation conducted by experts, JST and DST including the program officers (JST side) and the panel committee (DST side) jointly decided on the three successful projects to select for funding.
The following general evaluation criteria will apply to each application: