About IUSSTF Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was established in 2000 between the Governments of India and the United States. It is an autonomous bilateral organization and funded jointly by both Governments. The main aim of this organization is to support the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Innovation through substantive interaction among government, academia, and industry. The IUSSTF is being directed by the Department of Science & Technology, Governments of India, and the U.S. Department of State.
Indo-U.S. Virtual Networks for COVID-19The whole world is facing a challenge to cope with the Corona Pandemic. Many countries are trying to get the solution to this global challenge and are actively engaged in the development of new devices, vaccines, diagnostic tools, apps, etc. Science, Engineering, and Technology are playing a crucial role in finding solutions to this global epidemic and will help S&T communities. IUSSTF is calling application for its "Indo-U.S. Virtual Networks for COVID-19 programme" through global partnerships of Indian and U.S. scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to work together to find solutions.
Types of Network Projects Under this program, Indian and U.S. scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs will be engaged through Virtual Networks in COVID-19 related research and will carry out joint research activities taking advantages of the existing infrastructure and funding. These network projects are of two types:
Funding DetailsUnder this scheme, INR 25,00,000/- to INR 50,00,000/- (approx. $33,000/- to $66,000/-) will be granted per project.
Duration of Funding: IUSTTF will provide funding for a period of one and a half years.
Grant-in-Aid Details Under this scheme, the funding would cover:
What are the Important Dates?
Principal Science Officer
New Delhi-110001, India
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this programme extendable?
No. The Indo-U.S. Virtual Networks for COVID-19 programme is of 18 months duration and will not be extended.
My institution has no global collaboration. Can I apply for this programme?
No. In the absence of collaboration, your institution will not be eligible for this programme. A collaboration of one Indian and one U.S. institution is mandatory.