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March 2017, marks the 10 year anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC). ERC-funded scientists have won six Nobel prizes,...
Part of the common European project is the European Research Area (ERA) which is Open to the World! Watch 60...
EURAXESS Latin America and Caribbean States' base will continue to be Brazil, with their office in Rio de Janeiro concentrating...
Deadline: 5 May 2017. Language exam taken by 28 April 2017. Solarships for three climate-change related pathways: (i) mitigation of...
28/03/2017 - 29/03/2017
India, New Delhi
Are you curious to know more about 10-year ERC; interested in how to apply and crack an ERC grant as...
30/03/2017 - 30/03/2017
India, Mumbai
The European Patent Office (EPO) is organising a seminar in Mumbai to familiarise Indian stakeholders with its practices and procedures...
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09/03/2017 - 11/06/2017
India, Webinar, New Delhi, Bangalore
Upcoming activities under the EU funded project supporting EU-India cooperation on ICT standardisation: 1. A webinar on " oneM2M Architecture...
20/04/2017 - 22/04/2017
Switzerland, Bern
TAMC 2017 aims at bringing together a wide range of researchers with interest in computational theory and its applications. The...




EURAXESS science slam

4th EURAXESS Science Slammer India: Damanbha Lyngdoh, PhD candidate, North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya

On 18 November Damanbha Lyngdoh was chosen by the audience at the live finals in Hyderabad with his slam "Do not judge a book by its cover - A tale from India's North-East". He has won a free trip to Europe to visit Brussels and a research institute of his choice in the EU in spring 2017. The live finals was not an easy one. Congratulations to all the six finalists! The names of the finalists and more on the EURAXESS Science Slam can be found clicking below. 

Stay tuned for the 5th edition in 2017!


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. 









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EU Insights is a collection of practical articles - for anyone interested in Horizon 2020 - covering topics related to researcher mobility, European R&I developments and policies in the European Union. These EU Insights were originally published in the monthly Newsletters of each EURAXESS Links country/hub until December 2015. They are available for download and reading by clicking below. In most cases they will remain valid until December 2020 (2014-2020).

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Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission

Check all news and events via the international cooperation website. You can also follow DG RTD on Twitter @InnovationUnion and @EU_H2020 and on Facebook


European countries in India


European R&I projects in India


Indian initiatives:




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 2016-2017

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.




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.

Its main objectives are:

  • Enabling information, knowledge and experience sharing among the members;
  • Increasing the collective and individual visibility of its members;
  • Acting as a single point of entry for industries and public organizations wanting to establish themselves in India;
  • Being an effective consultative group for better coordination between European research organizations and industries.

The Platform is open to new members and targeted stakeholders including European and Indian research and funding bodies, private companies conducting R&D, and other research institutions and organizations.

CONTACT: Email: l Phone: +91 11 3041 0068


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Two catalogues for reserchers, students and higher education institutions:

European Higher Education Virtual Fair 2016 (EHEVF 2016) compendium, which contains sections on studying in each European Union Member State and on specific higher educational institutes attending the Virtual Fair, will be a useful resource for students and researchers considering Europe as a destination for their further research work or studies as well as for Indian higher education institutions looking for European partners for Erasmus+ or MSCA project proposals.


The European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2016 edition brought together over 100 exhibitors from 26 European Union member states, with a total of 93 higher education institutions and 21 embassies and national agencies.

Europe is a particularly attractive option with around 4,000 higher education institutions – 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.





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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 3400 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!


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.


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:

  • Hyderabad l 2016 4th EURAXESS Science Slam India live finals with BITS Pilani, IndiaBioscience and Nuffic Neso India-Study in Holland l COMING
  • Bengaluru l 2016 2nd Communicating Science Out of the Lab with NIAS l COMING
  • 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 and IndiaBioscience.
  • 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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