India-Taiwan Programme



CALL LAUNCH DATE: 1st June 2023

CALL CLOSING DATE: 31th July 2023

To view the list of Selected Proposals for CFP-2023 for India-Taiwan Programme of Cooperation in S&T, please CLICK HERE

Pursuant to the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) between the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) in New Delhi and the India -Taipei Association (ITA) in Taipei on Scientific & Technological cooperation in April 2007, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) (formerly known as Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST)) of Taiwan, as nodal agencies to implement the programme of cooperation between India and Taiwan, invites joint research proposals for support under Indo-Taiwan S&T cooperation programme.

Priority areas for R&D projects

Projects for financial support in the following broad subject areas will be supported-

Artificial Intelligence, IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Cyber Security
Green Energy Technology/ Renewable Energy (solar energy and bioenergy)/ Clean Energy
Micro/Nano-electronics, Embedded Systems & Sensors
Biotechnology, Healthcare including Functional Genomics, Drug Development and Biomedical Devices, Agriculture and Food Sciences
Aerospace Technology

Financial support

  1. Up to 10 joint research projects would be supported against the present call and the likely date for start of the projects is 1st January 2024.
  2. The financial support is available basically for mobility of scientists/ researchers from each side towards international travel expenses/exchange visits of the Indian Scientists/Researcher from India to Taiwan. Normally 2 visits (up-to 30 and 60 days each) per year from each side for max of 3 years would be allowed.
  3. Some additional incremental funding on account of scientific manpower (JRF/SRF/RA etc); scientific minor equipment/ accessories (max of Rs. 5.0 lac); chemicals/ consumables/ accessories (upto Rs 3.0 lac per year) and contingency of upto Rs 50,000/- per year is also available under the scheme. However, support for capital equipment is NOT available.
  4. Institutional overhead charges shall be payable to Indian grantee institutes @5% of the non-travel expenses/costs.

The local hospitality norms pertaining to exchange visits would be as below:

  1. The visiting party will meet the expenditure on international and domestic (inter-city) air travel.
  2. The receiving party will meet the expenditure on local hospitality for boarding, lodging and local ground transportation of the visiting scientists.
  3. Normally, two visits per year from each side would be permitted. The duration of visits would be max 60 days per year for junior scientists and max 30 days per year for senior scientists.
  4. Only one visit per year will be permitted for each participating scientist from each country.

(a) Indian scientists visiting Taiwan
Furnished accommodation in hotel/ guest house plus per-diem @ 1000 NTD per day towards boarding and out of pocket expenses

(b) Taiwanese scientist visiting India
Furnished accommodation in hotel/ guest house (subject to maximum of Rs.4000/night inclusive of taxes) and per-diem of Rs.2500/- per day will be provided.

Project Duration: 3 years (2024-2026)

No requests for extension (with or without additional cost) of the project beyond three years duration shall be considered.


Programme is open to all Scientists, Engineers, faculty, researchers, young scientists from public funded research institutes and academic institutions (Govt as well as private academic institutions) in India and Taiwan, engaged in advance research in the above referred areas. The PIs should not get superannuated/transferred to another institute during the course of implementation of the project. The participation of private industry from both sides is encouraged and welcomed to be partner in the project. However, private companies shall have to bring their own funding for their research work/component in the project. No funding is available to private companies from Indian as well as Taiwanese side.

Submission of applications for proposals and last date

  1. The project proposals should necessarily be developed jointly by the scientists/researchers/engineers from the institution on both sides, duly endorsed by the heads of the respective institutions.
  2. Proposals submitted unilaterally shall not be considered. Advance copies, incomplete and loose proposals shall not be accepted.
  3. Only one research proposal from researcher/applicant shall be considered at a time.
  4. The Joint project proposals may be submitted by the Indian partner to INAE and by the Taiwanese partners to NSTC.
  5. The project proposals completed in all respect must be received by both sides latest by 31st July 2023.
  6. The Indian project partner may submit a soft copy of the application as an email attachment in single pdf file through their respective official email to The Programme officer may be contacted at the address given below:

Lt Col Shobhit Rai (Retd), Deputy Executive Director, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Ground Floor, Block-II, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016, Phone : 011-26582475

  1. The Taiwanese partner may submit the application online to the NSTC according to the procedure outlined in the NSTC’s announcement, and address to:

              Szu-Ying WU, Officer, Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan Tel: +886-(0)2- 27377431 / Fax: +886-(0)2-27377607; Email:

Announcement can be viewed at

From Indian side

Shri Rajiv Kumar
Scientist E
International Cooperation Division, DST,
Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India



From Taiwanese side

Ms. Szu-Ying WU
Department of International Cooperation and Science Education,
National Science and Technology Council, Taipei, Taiwan



To view the list of Selected Proposals for CFP-2023 for India-Taiwan Programme of Cooperation in S&T, please CLICK HERE