India, Russia to fund joint R&D in clean energy


India and Russia have opened a call for proposals from Indian and Russian researchers that aim to jointly research clean energy, new materials, and smart transport.

The selected projects shall be co-funded by India’s Department of Science & Technology and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF). For each project, the DST will provide annual funding of up to INR 70,00,000 to support the Indian partner, while the RSF will give a maximum of Rbls 70,00,000 annually for the Russian project partner.

The duration of each project shall be three years. Project on each side is to be implemented by a project team consisting of 4-10 members, out of which a minimum of 50% members must be below 39 years.

For the Indian side, principal investigators should be scientists/faculty members working in a regular capacity in universities, academic institutes, and national research and development laboratories/institutes.

The deadline for proposal submission is June 15, 2021. The results will be announced in December 2021.

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