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EU-India co-funded calls: Info and Brokerage Events

Don't miss the opportunity to get involved in the next Horizon Europe 2023 proposals. Join our Horizon Europe Info and Brokerage Events! 27 January - "Horizon Europe Info Day 2023" 02 February - "Batteries & Zero Emission Vehicles" 08 February - "Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI)" 14 February
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Horizon Europe work programmes 2023-2024 pre-published

The work programmes for 2023-2024 have been pre-published on 28 November 2022. Pre-publication means that the documents are in draft and have not been adopted yet. The drafts have been made public in order to give the potential participants an overview of the expected priorities. Only the adopted
EUROPE: 12 PhD positions in the field of Biology  at HE-MSCA DN CohesiNet

EUROPE: 12 PhD positions in the field of Biology at HE-MSCA DN CohesiNet

We are pleased to advertise 12 positions for doctoral candidates (DCs) to begin in September/October 2023 in many research institutions across Europe, as part of the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Doctoral Network (HE-MSCA DN) of the European Commission entitled “Cohesin and its
SPAIN Alliance 4 Universities continues to fund academic mobility with Indian universities

SPAIN: Alliance 4 Universities continues to fund academic mobility with Indian universities

Alianza 4 Universidades (A4U) has secured more Erasmus+ funding for exchange of 4 staff and doctoral students with Indian partner universities in 2023-2024 academic year. These funds will help continue student and staff exchange between 4 universities members of A4U (Universitat Autònoma de

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24 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2023

Opportunities for researchers from India to visit an ERC team

The European Research Council (ERC) established in 2020 an international agreement to foster mobility and cooperation with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). This initiative gives the possibility to top researchers supported by






EURAXESS Science Slam India – 10th Edition!

Win a round trip to Europe, by joining the 10th edition of the Science Slam. Submission is open from 22 August to 9 October. The Live Finals will be held on 3 December in Chennai.

Want to know what the EURAXESS Science Slam is all about? 

Click HERE and find out how to participate in India's most fun SciComm event!

The EURAXESS Science Slam India 2022 is organised in partnership with (in alphabetical order): 

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Call for funding of joint industrial R&D project proposals within the framework of the Eureka network

India has launched a Globalstars call for projects with Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland with the scope: “key enabling technologies for healthcare, agriculture and water”. Participants from India and respective Eureka countries are invited to

Marathon at the University of Padua dedicated for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Candidates

The International Researche Office of the University of Padua will organize a new edition of the MSCA MaRaThoN@University of Padua - Master your Research and Training Needs on the 13, 14, 15 of May 2020. This programme offers the possibility to top researchers, willing to submit a Horizon 2020 -

Information about the UK's EU Exit and Horizon 2020 participation

The information about the UK's participation in Horizon 2020 and other EU funded research programmes is currently being updated!

Hungary: Bilateral State Scholarships for Short or Long Term Study Visit Courses and Summer University Courses

Tempus Public Foundation offers scholarships for foreign higher education graduates, lecturers and researchers who would like to gain further knowledge in Hungarian higher education institutions, research or art institutes. Short or Long Term Study Visit Courses SCHOLARSHIP TYPES AND ELIGIBILITY


EU – EURAXESS INDIA Collaboration Opportunities

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



Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.

It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.






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

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.


The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of Horizon Europe, the European Union's Research Framework Programme for 2021 to 2027.

Being 'investigator-driven', or 'bottom-up', in nature, the ERC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research, rather than being led by priorities set by politicians. This ensures that funds are channelled into new and promising areas of research with a greater degree of flexibility.

ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins, who are working or moving to work in Europe. The sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence.

ERC in a nutshell

The ERC aims to:

  • Support the best of the best in Europe across all fields of science, scholarship and engineering
  • Promote wholly investigator-driven, or 'bottom-up' frontier research
  • Encourage the work of the established and next generation of independent top research leaders in Europe
  • Reward innovative proposals by placing emphasis on the quality of the idea rather than the research area
  • Raise the status and visibility of European frontier research and the very best researchers of today and tomorrow





Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions



Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)

Part of Horizon Europe, the MSCA are the European Union’s flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training of researchers.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fund excellent research and innovation and equip researchers at all stages of their career with new knowledge and skills, through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines. The MSCA help build Europe’s capacity for research and innovation by investing in the long-term careers of excellent researchers.

The MSCA also fund the development of excellent doctoral and postdoctoral training programmes and collaborative research projects worldwide. By doing so, they achieve a structuring impact on higher education institutions, research centres and non-academic organisations.

The MSCA promote excellence and set standards for high-quality researcher education and training in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers.





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

Cooperation on research and innovation with India is governed by the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed in 2001. It was renewed for the third time on 17 May 2020, for a further 5 years.

Implementing the agreement is overseen by a Joint Steering Committee co-chaired by the Director General of DG Research and Innovation, European Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

In line with the EU Strategy on international cooperation on research and innovation called Europe’s Global Approach, the EU is open to more cooperation with India, a like-minded country respecting fundamental values such as academic freedom, gender equality, research integrity and ethics, open science and the rule of law.

EU-India partnership roadmap

At the EU-India Summit on 15 July 2020, the EU-India Strategic Partnership: A Roadmap to 2025was adopted. The roadmap guides the EU and India on joint actions and further strengthening the EU-India Strategic Partnership over the next 5 years.

The roadmap contains many research and innovation actions underpinning overall policy objectives, notably on combatting Covid-19, supporting India’s modernisation process, the green transition and human-centric digitalisation. In addition, the roadmap mentions the importance of engaging with India on social sciences and humanities, the desire to increase two-way mobility of students and researchers and to consider gender equality in science.

Both sides also agreed to enhance cooperation on innovation and technology deployment by tapping into each other’s innovation ecosystem, as established under the Europe-India Innovation Partnership (EIIP). For this, the EU supports the Horizon 2020 project EU-India InnoCentre.

Areas of mutual interest

At the Science and Technology Joint Steering Committee meeting on 12 February 2021, the following areas and research topics of interest to India were mentioned:

  • health (early treatment of cancers, mental health)
  • circular economy (waste-to-energy, plastic litter)
  • electrical vehicles
  • ICT (cyber-physical-systems, artificial intelligence and robotics)
  • agriculture (post-harvest technologies, agri-food, vaccines against major livestock diseases)
  • earth sciences

During the EU-India Leaders’ Meeting on 8 May 2021, both sides committed to step-up cooperation on research and innovation in areas of mutual interest, in particular on the green transition, digital agenda and global health challenges

The EU-India Connectivity Partnership adopted on 8 May 2021, encourages both India and the EU to increase the two-way mobility of students and researchers under the People-to-People building block of the Connectivity Strategy with India.

The EU strategy on Cooperation with the Indo-Pacific Region confirms the principle of engaging with India on research and innovation as set out in the Global Approach.

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe is the biggest EU research and innovation programme with nearly €95.5 billion of funding available over 7 years (2021 to 2027).

Horizon Europe is open to the world, which means that participants from all over the globe can participate in most calls.

For the funding of collaborative research (Pillar II of Horizon Europe), participants from India, just like participants from industrialised countries and the other emerging economies (the so-called BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China), are not automatically eligible for funding under Horizon Europe.

Entities have therefore to bring their own funding, or the Government of India can co-fund successful Indian entities in Horizon Europe projects. For this purpose a so-called Co-Funding Mechanism needs to be established, which is currently not the case.

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