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Image of (561945) DBT Announces Co-Funding Partnership under ‘Horizon 2020 Green Deal Calls'
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) , Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in cooperation with the European Commission...
The consortium of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Innovative Training Network Applying Sustainability Transition Research in Social Work tackling Major Societal Challenge...
The CACTUS Mental Health Survey focusses on mental health, fulfilment, and wellbeing in academia , and was launched on World...
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On 30 September, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a new European Research Area for Research and Innovation ...

Image of (568473) Networking Event: Horizon 2020 – European Green Deal Call and DBT Co-Funding opportunities
29/10/2020 - 05/11/2020
India, New Delhi
The European Union and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, have agreed to join forces on five calls...
Image of (569881) Webinar series: Future is Made in Finland! Episode II: Bioeconomy Defines the Future
26/10/2020 - 26/10/2020
India, New Delhi
Every day we get food, pharmaceuticals, construction materials and recreation from nature, the ecosystem, around us. But do we understand...
Image of (569073) EU-Germany Webinar: EU-India Research Perspectives on Plastic Waste
22/10/2020 - 22/10/2020
India, New Delhi
The Delegation of the European Union to India, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in New Delhi, and...
14/10/2020 - 14/10/2020
India, New Delhi
The webinar series consists of an opening episode Future is made in Finland – Want to Be Part of It?...



eURaxess sciENCE SLAM 2020

Join the 8th edition of the Science Slam and win a free ticket to Europe! Submission is open from August 14 to October 4.


The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2020 is organised in partnership with Cactus Communications, Delegation of the European Union to India, Embassy of the Czech Republic, IndiaBioscience and Nuffic Neso India.

Want to know what the EURAXESS Science Slam is all about? Read more about the Science Slam here and find all information on how to successfully participate.


Career and funding 


Find collaborators for your research cooperation or hosts for your mobility projects within the EURAXESS community!

Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding: hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between India and Europe are available!

Through our jobs portal, find the job offer to continue your career in research!

EURAXESS covers all research fields, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering. 




EURAXESS collaboration opportunities

Collaboration Opportunities in India

Research and innovation form an essential cornerstone of the EU-India strategic partnership. In forty years, EU and India cooperation has matured from pure scientific collaboration to a meaningful research and innovation partnership.

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Stay up to date with our EURAXESS India Newsletter. Read our country briefings, hot topics, in focus interviews in the realm of research and innovation. Receive information related to research mobility, cooperation, funding, jobs, and more. Browse old issues or read the most recent ones!

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EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is an initiative of the European Research Area (ERA) that addresses barriers to the mobility of researchers and seeks to enhance their career development. This pan-European effort is currently supported by over 40 countries, of which we will profile one in each of our quarterly EURAXESS India e-newsletters.





Browse useful information we collected for you.

Find out more about Horizon 2020, the biggest EU funding programme for research and innovation! Keep yourself informed about current research collaboration between Europe and India.


European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018-2020

Open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)




European Research Council: Supporting top researcher from anywhere in the world! 

The ERC is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual competitions. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

ERC-Bringing great ideas to life! (video)

Step by step to ERC grants in 5 minutes! (video)

In its first 10-year 6 ERC grantees have received a Nobel prize, 5 a Wolf prize and 4 a Field medal. The ERC will turn 10 in 2017.




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: Pocket guide

MSCA (IF) Survivor’s Guide l Practical tool for applicants! (unofficial document)





Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

India is a partner country in Erasmus+. Indian institutions can join partnerships, individual Indian students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Indian researchers can also indivudally apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.





EU Delegation and EU’s Research and Innovation in India

Research and innovation form an essential cornerstone of the EU-India strategic partnership. In forty years, EU and India cooperation has matured from pure scientific collaboration to a meaningful research and innovation partnership. Engaging together in the fields of research, innovation and science offers many benefits and opportunities for both sides. Collaborations are underway to tackle global challenges like health, climate change, food security and clean energy supply among many others.

India Country Page 2020 (672.58 KB)

EU-India R&I Cooperation Brochure (2.31 MB) (updated June 2019)

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EU STI Platform in India

The “European Science, Technology and Innovation Platform in India” has been formed by a group of interested European public research organizations, funding agencies, and universities from France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK as well as European and bilateral initiatives, which have a representation office in India.

The Platform was one of the components under the EU funded INDIGO Policy project (ended in early 2017).





  • Catalogues for researchers, students and universities/institutes:

Europe is a particularly attractive option with around 4,000 higher education institutions (HEIs) – many world-renowned and pioneers in education and research – and over 20 million students or one-fourth of the world in total. Among them, more than 1.5 million students every year come from outside of the EU, including 46,000 from India.

European Higher Education Virtual Fair - EHEVF 2016 eBook, which contains sections on studying in each European Union Member State and on specific higher educational institutes attending the Virtual Fair, is a useful resource for students and researchers considering Europe for further studies or research work,  as well as for Indian HEIs looking for European partners for Erasmus+ or MSCA project proposals.


The European Higher Education Fair - EHEF India 2016 brought together over 100 exhibitors from the European Union Member States, with a total of 93 higher education institutions and 21 embassies and national agencies. The catalogue produced for the visitors can be useful for any student, researcher or higher education institutions interested in an experience in Europe or a collaboration with European HEIs.



  • Research & Innovation (and other) employment opportunities:

European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO): EU institutions and bodies.

EuroBrussels: the European Affairs Jobsite.

DevNetJobsIndia: Development Jobs and Consulting Opportunities in India.




boost your research career

Come to Europe!

From Master degree to advanced stages of career, the European Union funds outstanding researchers from all over the world to develop their potential in Europe.

In order to start your research carreer in Europe successfully, we have launched a Intercultural Assistant Tool for Researchers. Find more info here and soon on the EURAXESS Job Portal.



About EURAXESS India

We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines and at all career stages. The membership is free!

We focus on two actions:

To provide regular, tailored and reliable information

To organise networking and information events

Our community has more than 5000 researchers, managers and students who are interested in Indo-European collaborations.


EURAXESS India organises or co-organises informative and networking events in India. These can address topics of general interest to the researchers or focus in one particular research field. There is one event which is also open to the general public:


EURAXESS Science Slam India

Researchers in any field (it includes social sciences and humanities) present their research in a competition in front of an audience of non-specialists using any medium. The winner is selected by the audience on the presentation quality, but also the entertaining value of their performance!



EURAXESS India planned events in 2020 - Stay tuned regularly visiting our website!

  • Additionally we will be offering EURAXESS Info Sessions or Days accross the country on request.

It is possible to invite EURAXESS India country representative to universities, research institutes and companies in India, either as a stand-alone session (EURAXESS Info Session or EURAXESS Info Day) or during a larger event.


Depending on your needs, the interactive session can target faculty members, senior scientists or young researchers.


Watch here an example of EURAXESS Info Session (before the new Portal was launched) at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore organised with the support of IndiaBioscience.


The country representative can present cooperation and career opportunities with Europe, including those with the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), both funded by Horizon 2020-EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020), and services provided by EURAXESS-Researchers in Motion.


If you wish to organise such a presentation in your organisation, please contact us:

An update of relevant research and innovation events in India and Europe (scientific conferences, symposium, workshops, exhibitions, webinars…) is published in the EURAXESS India quarterly newsletter.


In between, events related information is posted on our website and disseminated through regular flashnotes to the EURAXESS India community. If you would like to include one of your events in our publications or on our website, please contact us:

  • Bengaluru I 2018 6th EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with IndiaBioscience, Alliance française Bangalore, NMIMS, Embassy of France with the support of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA) and Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC).
  • Chandigarh I 2018 4rd Communicating Science Out of the Lab with the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Indian Chapter, CSIR-CSIO and TIFR Outreach
  • New Delhi & Bengaluru I 2018 European Research Day 2018 - Become EURAXESS Ambassador and MSCA-IF training
  • Kolkata l 2017 5th EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with GITA, IACS, IndiaBioscience and Finnair.
  • Chennai | 2017 3rd Communicating Science Out of the Lab with Anna University, IndiaBioscience and TIFR Outreach.
  • Ahmedabad | 2017 European Research Day 2017 - Advancing Your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Indian Researchers with the EU Delegation to India.
  • Hyderabad l 2016 4th EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with BITS Pilani, IndiaBioscience, Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland and Finnair.
  • Bengaluru l 2016 2nd Communicating Science Out of the Lab with NIAS, IndiaBioscience and TIFR Outreach.
  • New Delhi l 2016 European Research Council (ERC) President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon meeting researchers in India with the EU Delegation to India.
  • Chandigarh | 2016 Advancing Your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Indian Researchers with the EU Delegation to India.
  • Bengaluru | 2015 3rd EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with IISC, IndiaBioscience and Finnair.
  • Mumbai | 2015 1st Communicating Science Out Of The Lab with TIFR.
  • Kolkata | 2015 Advancing Your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Indian Researchers with IACS and CRG.
  • New Delhi | 2014 Impact of international staff on research institutions.
  • Mumbai | 2014 2nd EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with TIFR.
  • New Delhi | 2014 Opportunities for Europe-India cooperation on Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Bangalore | 2013 Sketches of Science, co-organised with the EMBO-IndiaBioscience Young Scientist Networking Meeting.
  • Pune | 2013 1st EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with IISER Pune.
  • New Delhi | 2013 First Event of the European Science Technology and Innovation Platform in India focusing on Public Private Partnership and Innovation.
  • New Delhi | 2013 Lessons learnt from Indian partners involved in IRSES projects.


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