The ANR signed on March 7th in Dehli, India, a cooperation agreement with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) aiming to finance French-Indian research projects. The agreement consists in the identification of research areas to be jointly finance on a yearly basis. The ANR and the DST commit to co-fund projects selected on the basis of a peer review process.
The submission and selection of projects will follow ANR's regular process in the framework of the Blanc International programme. In India, the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) will be in charge of the implementation of the calls for proposals and the funding of the Indian teams.
Two priority areas have been identified for the first call for proposals:
The call will open in November 2012; projects funding is expected to start in 2013.
ANR Contact: Nakita Vodjdani, Head of international relations
CEFIPRA Contact: A. Amusdeswari, director (www.cefipra.org)