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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

AICTE offers a variety of research funds across the fields of technical education in India.

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) supports scientists in India and Australia to collaborate on leading-edge research.

Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP)

The $12.7 million Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) contributes to priorities promoting a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Launch Funding

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is an Australian Government statutory authority that operates within the portfolio of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australian Research Council

The ARC’s purpose is to grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community through funding the highest quality research, assessing the quality, engagement and impact of research and providing advice on research matters. The ARC provides advice to the Government on research matters and administers the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP), a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development.

Centre for Australia-India Relations

The Centre’s flagship Maitri programs aim to deepen and grow education, cultural and policy connections between Australia and India by supporting greater sectoral collaboration, creative exchange, scholarships, and policy and academic discourse. There are four separate Maitri programs: Maitri Cultural Partnerships, Maitri Grants, Maitri Fellowships, and Maitri Scholars Program.

Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources (DISER)

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is a department of the Australian Government responsible for consolidating the Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources and science.

Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

GIAN aims to tap the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India so as to augment India's existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India's scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.

Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and the Australian Academy of Science will deliver the Australian Government’s “Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund – Strategic Element”, a key part of the GSTDF fund. The fund will support international collaboration to enhance Australia’s profile in science and technology research and application. Australian business, entrepreneurs and researchers can capitalise on international opportunities to commercialise their products and services and strengthen scientific collaborations.

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)

INSPIRE is an innovative program sponsored and managed by India’s Department of Science & Technology to attract talent to Science. The basic objective of this program is to communicate to the youth of the country the excitement of the creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science from an early age, and build the required critical human resource pool to strengthen and expand the Science & Technology sector and R&D base.

Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT)

IMPRINT is the first of its kind MHRD supported Pan-IIT + IISc joint initiative to address the major science and engineering challenges that India must address and champion to enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance. IMPRINT has now graduated into the next edition, IMPRINT-2, with wider scope, simpler guideline for participation and better synergy among investigators, partners and collaborators.

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The National Health and Medical Research Council is a statutory authority and the primary agency of the Australian Government responsible for medical and public health research. It is one of the ten largest funders of health research in the world, and NHMRC-funded research is globally recognised for its high quality.

Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

The Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) aims to improve the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Education Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations.

Scheme for Trans-Disciplinary Research for India's Developing Economy (STRIDE)

The main aim of STRIDE is to identify young talent, strengthen research culture, build capacity, promote innovation and support trans-disciplinary research for India’s developing economy and national development, and to fund multi-institutional network and high-impact research projects in humanities and human sciences

Research Training Program (RTP)

The Research Training Program provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to Higher Education Providers in support of both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).

Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS)

The Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS) promotes translational, India-centric research in Sciences, implemented and managed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship

The New Colombo Plan (NCP), launched in 2014, aims to lift knowledge in Australia in the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

University Grants Commission (UGC)

The University Grants Commission (UGC), established in 1953, is a statutory organisation of the Government of India tasked to coordinate, determine and maintain the standards of teaching, examinations and research in university education.

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