Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute‘s mission is “to improve the quality of life of the people of Canada and India by building and strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages through research, dialogue and exchange.” The Institute has just announced its programs for the year 2017-18:
- Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG)
- Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP)-for Academics & Administrators
- Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF) – for a) Doctoral, b)Postdoctoral and c) Bachelor and Masters Students
- Shastri Programme Development Grant (SPDG)
- Faculty-In-Residence Programme (FIR)/ Global Initiative For Academic Network (GIAN)
In general applications from all domains of studies like Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Management and STEM subjects are accepted. However, applications are encouraged in the focus areas of SICI and priority areas of MHRD, Govt. of India i.e. Food Security and Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental Science and Climate Change, Agricultural Science & Technology, Health Care Sciences, Nursing, Marine Sciences and Ocean Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Sustainable Habitat, Nano-technology Hardware, Water Resources & River Systems, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Security & Defence, Gender, Bi-lateral Trade and Investment, Securing Future of Children and Youth, Higher Education, Teacher Education and Training.
The details of the programmes are available at the website www.sici.org.in and www.sici.org . However, very soon the information will migrate to the new web portal www.shastriinstitute.org . Applications for this round are to be submitted through the Grant Management System www.shastriinstitute.org/gms . In the event of any difficulty in submission, scholars can contact the Shastri India office for assistance.
The deadline to receive application for the programs is 23rd July, 2017.
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