International Collaborations (India)
NSF and entities in India have signed Implementation Arrangements that streamline the selection and funding process of joint research projects involving researchers in the United States and India. The Implementation Arrangements provide a framework to encourage collaboration between U.S. and Indian research communities and set out the principles by which joint activities might be supported. Through this research agency partnership, researchers in the U.S. may receive funding from NSF and researchers in India may receive funding from Indian agencies, respectively.
Funding opportunities with full submission guidelines have been created via two Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs).
- NSF 23-114 - NSF and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- NSF 23-139 - NSF and the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
Additional details on these DCLs can be found below.
Submitting Collaborative Proposals under U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of India Collaborative Research Opportunities (NSF 23-114) - released May 22, 2023
I. This NSF-DST collaborative research opportunity focuses on discoveries and innovations in areas of mutual interest that develop new knowledge in all aspects of computing, communications, and information science and engineering, advanced cyberinfrastructure, secure and trustworthy computing, and cyber-physical systems.
II. Investigators in the U.S. are encouraged to submit to NSF by the target date of December 15, 2023.
III. NSF and DST Program Officers hosted two NSF-DST Call for Proposals Webinars and Q&A Sessions for U.S.-India Collaborative Research to share information and answer questions about DCL NSF 23-114. For those who missed this webinar, please access the Zoom recording and the Power Point Presentation.
IV. As details vary by NSF program, investigators in the U.S. are encouraged to contact program directors of pertinent NSF programs for specific guidance. Program director contact information is provided within the following program links:
- Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs (NSF 23-561)
- Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) - multi-directorate (NSF 21-551)
- Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) - multi-directorate (NSF 22-517)
- All Department of Science and Technology (DST) programs are participating.
Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India Collaborative Research Opportunities (NSF 23-139) - released August 18, 2023
I. This NSF-MeitY collaborative opportunity focuses on research and technological development in all aspects of semiconductor research, next generation communication systems, cyber-security, sustainability and green technologies, and intelligent transportation systems. Technology development/demonstrations may be in terms of development of prototypes, pilot scale demonstrations, field deployment, and other efforts to accelerate technology transfer. Proposing teams of U.S. and India investigators are strongly encouraged to develop appropriate partnerships with testbed providers, local communities, and industry partners.
II. U.S. investigators are encouraged to submit to NSF by the target date of January 5, 2024.
III. Proposals may be submitted for collaborative research in areas within the following research divisions and participating NSF disciplinary programs:
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Directorate for Engineering:
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) programs:
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) programs:
- Advanced Manufacturing (AM)
- Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
- Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)
- Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) programs:
- Communication, Circuits, and Sensing Systems (CCSS)
- Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)
- Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences:
Division of Materials Research (DMR):
- Electronic Photonic Materials (EPM)
- Condensed Matter Physics (CMP)
- Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)
- Solid-State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC)
IV. NSF and MeitY Program Officers hosted a NSF-MeitY Call for Proposals Webinar and Q&A for U.S.-India Collaborative Research to share information and answer questions about DCL NSF 23-139. For those who missed the September 8, 2023, webinar, please access the Zoom Recording and the PowerPoint Presentation. A second webinar was held on October 13, 2023, Slides and the webinar recording can be found on the MeitY website.
Contact: NSF India Collaboration, firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please continue to check this page for future opportunities with additional NSF Directorates and Divisions.
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