Joint Collaborations


Deadline for submitting pre-proposals: 30th November2013

SAINT-GOBAIN RESEARCH INDIA LTD. (SGRI),a cross functional R&D center of Saint Gobain based in Chennai, a subsidiary of Saint Gobain, SA France ( in collaboration with INDO-FRENCH CENTRE FOR THE PROMOTION OF ADVANCED RESEARCH (CEFIPRA),an autonomous body for bilateral cooperation in Science and Technology between France and India ( under its innovation program on “Sustainable habitat for hot and/ or humid climates”, launch a joint call for proposals.

Targeted topics:

  • Improvement of Energy Performance of Commercial and Residential Buildings in Tropical Climates.

  • Measurement, Analysis and Mitigation Strategies for Indoor Air Quality in Air Conditioned Buildings in Tropical Climates.

  • Day Lighting in Hot-Humid Climates, with ways to Optimize Illumination along with Optical and Thermal Comfort.

  • Cool Roof Technology for Hot-Humid Climates, with Performance Comparison of Various Solutions.

  • Comparison of Conventional versus Alternative Building Wall Options in terms of Performance and Multi-comfort.

  • Frugal Finishing Solutions for Quick, Standardized and Durable Construction.

 Application Eligibility:  

Applicants should hold a permanent position as a researcher in a university or research institution in India or France.  

Applicants should send their pre-proposals in e-version (in single MS Word file) to the e-mail ID: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

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ANR-DST Joint Call for funding Indo-French Research Projects is currently open

 The Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) have launched a second joint call for proposals in order to foster Indo-French collaborations in scientific research.

Joint Indo-French proposals are invited in two focus areas:

  • Neurosciences

  • Engineering sciences (Sub-topics: Material Science, Chemistry, Intelligent Transport System and Energy)

Joint pre-proposals must be submitted both by Indian applicants through Cefipra and by French applicants through ANR (see links below). 

Deadline for submitting pre-proposals:
23rd October 2013Further information and instructions for application: 

Indian researchers: 

French researchers: 


Call For Proposals - 2013 - India-Taiwan Programme of Cooperation in Science & Technology

 The Department of Science & Technology (DST) of India and the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan, are the Nodal Agencies to implement the Programme of Cooperation in Science & Technology between India and Taiwan. Under this Programme, the 6th Annual Call for Proposal (CFP) – 2013 for submitting Joint Research Project Proposals is open till August 30, 2013. 

The priority research areas under this CFP are:

  • Micro/nano-electronics and Embedded systems

  • New material for sustainable energy and storage devices

  • Tropical food borne infectious diseases

  • Earthquake related science and engineering

  • Drug discovery and pharmaceutical

  • Structural biology, functional genomics

  • Marine sciences

  • Biomedical devices

  • High performance computing


In view of the above, please consider submitting research proposals, jointly with Taiwanese counterparts, in the priority research areas of mutual interest.For further Information and application form please visit the website of Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA)