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Funding opportunity: SPARC Phase III

India’s Ministry of Education is currently Calling for Proposals for India’s Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) Phase III.

SPARC aims to aims to improve the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and/or international relevance.

At the last meeting of the Australia India Education and Skills Council, the Indian Minister of Education announced dedicated funding as part of SPARC for joint Australia-India research projects.

Proposals must be submitted online through the SPARC website. The deadline for project submission has been extended until 15 February 2024.