Careers and Funding
We provide funding and grant information for:
- Researchers wishing to travel to India from Europe,
- Researchers wishing to return to or visit Europe from India,
- Researchers looking to locate funding opportunities,
- Researchers seeking to collaborate with partners either in Europe or India.
Our monthly newsletter highlights the most recent calls in each of these areas. Please subscribe for this newsletter on the link to your right.
Research and Innovation Jobs in Europe webportal
EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion is a one-stop shop for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development by moving to other countries. The EURAXESS Jobs section is an electronic recruitment tool allowing for posting CVs and getting useful information on vacancies in universities and companies and fellowships and grants available in 35 European countries.
Compendium of European Mobility Schemes for Students and Researchers India ↔ Europe
This compendium is intended to be used as a stand-alone document to introduce the various schemes that exist to support mobility between India and Europe (in both directions), enabling students and researchers to scan the range of schemes and quickly be able to grasp the key essentials of each programme. It is not intended to give exhaustive information on each scheme. The 2012 edition is available here.
Opportunities for EU-India collaborations in FP7
The Seventh Framework Programme is the European Union's main instrument for research funding. It directs more than 54 billion Euros over 7 years (2007-2013) for research, technological development and demonstration activities. It is based on four specific programmes:
- Cooperation - fostering collaboration between industry and academia to gain leadership in key technology areas.
- Ideas - supporting basic research at the scientific frontiers (implemented by the European Research Council).
- People - supporting mobility and career development for researchers both within and outside Europe.
- Capacities - helping develop the capacities that Europe needs to be a thriving knowledge-based economy.
The whole FP7 is open for international cooperation. In particular, Indian scientists are eligible for participation and funding by the European Commission in the four specific programmes providing that eligibility criteria are met. In addition, calls each year are targeting India as a preferred or required partner in specific topics and several coordinated calls, co-funded by India Department for Science and Technology and Department for Biotechnology have been implemented.
Student mobility: the ERASMUS Mundus Programme
The Erasmus Mundus programme aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation at Master's and PhD levels. More about Erasmus Mundus
Become an expert evaluator for FP7 proposals
The Commission invites individuals to apply as prospective independent experts in order to be included in its database of experts for the Seventh Framework Program. Applications may only be submitted via the online electronic submission form available at the following website address. Register on the FP7 Participant Portal.
For more national research career websites, please visit the useful links page.