IISc-TU Delft Joint Seed Fund 2022

IISc-TU Delft Collaborative Research Grant program aims at enhancing the joint activities between Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Technical University of Delft, Netherlands by inviting joint proposals from faculty members from both institutions. 

What does it mean? 

On January 24, 2022, TU Delft signed a MoU with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), aiming to foster scientific and technological cooperation between researchers at two institutions, through the funding of joint research projects. These matching funds will support collaborative research initiatives and activities that will lead to impactful research outcomes. 

How does it work? 

Under this program, scientific staff at TU Delft can apply for funding for joint activities such as exchanges, workshops, webinars/seminars and any other form of partnerships, to be promoted and implemented jointly when both IISc & TUD find it mutually beneficial. Proposals from all fields of knowledge are welcome, as well as interdisciplinary proposals. 

The funding is provided on the basis that it will be used as catalytic funding for the establishment of an international research collaboration that has the potential to develop further, beyond the lifetime of the grant, and ideally leverage external funding. 

The total duration of a project can be 1 year, and the budget envelope is up to 5000 Euro from TU Delft and up to 5.0 L from IISc. 

How do you apply?

Indian Institute of Science and TU Delft Collaborative Research Grant Programme 2022 (PDF file).

After to the call’s launch, we are planning to organize a webinar in March/April for interested researchers. At this webinar, TU Delft researchers interested in the call will be able to meet colleagues from IISc and vice-versa. If you would like to attend the workshop, please complete the short survey form by February 28, 2022

For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Amita Sneh (International Relations Officer) at iro.admin@iisc.ac.in and Prof. Praveen Kumar (Chair-OIR) at Chair.oir@iisc.ac.in