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Shastri Faculty-In-Residence Programme (FIR)/Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN) (OPEN)

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a call for Applications for Shastri Faculty-In-Residence programme (FIR) 2017-18 for Canadian faculty members, scientists and entrepreneurs who would be willing to take up engagements at Indian institutions for 1 or 2 weeks. Through this programme SICI will facilitate dissemination of Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN-an initiative of MHRD) in Canada to augment participation of Canadian faculty, scientists and entrepreneurs in Indian universities/research institutions with the objective of helping these institutions learn about modern pedagogic practices and boosting research in cutting-edge technologies and thus building stronger academic networks between both countries.

This Programme is projected to tap the talent pool of Canadian faculty and to encourage them to connect with the institutes of Higher Education in India to boost the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India’s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.

Indian institutions and faculties are encouraged to collaborate and request their collaborators from Canada to utilize the opportunity provided by MHRD.


Proposals are invited on the following areas:

i. Physical Sciences;
ii. Chemical, Bio-Chemical & Material Sciences;
iii. Mathematical & Computer Sciences ;
iv. Life Sciences, Medicine & Healthcare ;
v. Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology;
vi. Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure ;
vii. Earth & Environment Sciences ;
viii. Management ;
ix. Social Sciences and Law ;
x. Humanities & Liberal Arts ;
xi. Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage ;
xii. Other Categories / Interdisciplinary categories.


Value of Award: US$ 8000 – US$ 12000


The duration of assignments for this Programme will be for 1-2 weeks.


• The applicant should be a full-time faculty member of a Canadian member institution.

• The Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

• List of eligible institutions in India to host faculty under this Programme is available at the link provided here :

Disbursement of Funds:

To be provided by government of India. (The acceptable expenses are international and national expert air fare (economy class), honorarium to international, national and host faculty, travel and stay, support to some participants, local hospitality to international and national expert, lecture notes/video-learning material preparation).

Application Deadline:

Application can be submitted throughout the year.

Application Form:

Indian Faculty :


Canadian Faculty :


After filling the designated form for the application please submit to Dr. Prachi Kaul at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .


After filling the designated form for the application please submit to Dr. Prachi Kaul at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and Ms. Anju Taneja at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Contact Address:

For any clarification/information, please email or contact:

Dr. Prachi Kaul
Director (India Office) Or
Ms. Anju Taneja
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
5. Bhai Vir Singh Marg,
New Delhi, India 110 001
Tel: +91 11 2374 6417 or +91 11 2374 3114
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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