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Nearly €2 billion EU investment in researchers from anywhere in the world and across all fieds of research. It also...
Deadline: 14 September 2017. Individual Fellowship (IF) aims at supporting the international mobility of researchers within (European Fellowships) and beyond...
Deadline: 31 October 2017. Department of Science & Technology (DST, Government of India and Directorate General for Cultural and Economic...
Coming soon: India and Israel are expected to sign an agreement to create a $40 million research and development fund...
25/11/2017 - 27/11/2017
Poland, Krakow
Deadline for Registration: 15 August 2017. Smogathon 2017 Global Edition is a global competition for innovations in the battle against...
01/08/2017 - 15/12/2017
India, Online (pre-selection) and Kolkata (live finals)
Don't miss your next research trip to Europe! The 5th edition of the annual competition open to researchers and entrepreneurs...
15/09/2017 - 15/09/2017
India, Ahmedabad
This is your chance to learn about and meet representatives of leading European research and funding agencies. Find out about...
12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017
India, Chennai
Great Minds - 3 Minutes - 1 Day Share your innovative idea - may it be a research project,...




EURAXESS science slam

4th EURAXESS Science Slammer India: Damanbha Lyngdoh, PhD candidate, North Eastern Hill University-NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya

On 18 November Damanbha Lyngdoh was chosen by the audience at the live finals in Hyderabad with his slam "Do not judge a book by its cover - A tale from India's North-East". He has won a free trip to Europe to visit Brussels and a research institute of his choice in the EU in spring 2017. The live finals was not an easy one. Congratulations to all the six finalists! The names of the finalists and more on the EURAXESS Science Slam can be found clicking below. 

Stay tuned for the 5th edition to be launched in August 2017!


Career and funding 


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Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding: hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between India and Europe are available!

Through our jobs portal, find the job offer to continue your career in research!

EURAXESS covers all research fields, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering. 









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EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is an initiative of the European Research Area (ERA) that addresses barriers to the mobility of researchers and seeks to enhance their career development. This pan-European effort is currently supported by over 40 countries, of which we will profile one in each of our quarterly EURAXESS India e-newsletters.

Directorate-General Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission (EC)

Check all news and events via the international cooperation website. You can also follow DG RTD on Twitter @InnovationUnion and @EU_H2020 and on Facebook

European countries in India

European R&I projects in India

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Find out more about Horizon 2020, the biggest EU funding programme for research and innovation! Keep yourself informed about current research collaboration between Europe and India.


European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-2017

Open access to publications and data in Horizon 2020

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)





European Research Council: Supporting top researcher from anywhere in the world! 

The ERC is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual competitions. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

ERC-Bringing great ideas to life! (video)

Step by step to ERC grants in 5 minutes! (video)

In its first 10-year 6 ERC grantees have received a Nobel prize, 5 a Wolf prize and 4 a Field medal. The ERC will turn 10 in 2017.




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: Pocket guide

MSCA (IF) Survivor’s Guide l Practical tool for applicants! (unofficial document)





Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

India is a partner country in Erasmus+. Indian institutions can join partnerships, individual Indian students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Indian researchers can also indivudally apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.




EU Delegation and EU’s Research and Innovation in India

Research and innovation form an essential cornerstone of the EU-India strategic partnership. In forty years, EU and India cooperation has matured from pure scientific collaboration to a meaningful research and innovation partnership. Engaging together in the fields of research, innovation and science offers many benefits and opportunities for both sides. Collaborations are underway to tackle global challenges like health, climate change, food security and clean energy supply among many others.




EU STI Platform in India

The “European Science, Technology and Innovation Platform in India” has been formed by a group of interested European public research organizations, funding agencies, and universities from France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK as well as European and bilateral initiatives, which have a representation office in India.

Its main objectives are:

  • Enabling information, knowledge and experience sharing among the members;
  • Increasing the collective and individual visibility of its members;
  • Acting as a single point of entry for industries and public organizations wanting to establish themselves in India;
  • Being an effective consultative group for better coordination between European research organizations and industries.

The Platform is open to new members and targeted stakeholders including European and Indian research and funding bodies, private companies conducting R&D, and other research institutions and organizations.

CONTACT: Email: l Phone: +91 11 3041 0068

The Platform was one of the components under the EU funded INDIGO Policy project (ended in early 2017).






  • Catalogues for researchers, students and universities/institutes:

Europe is a particularly attractive option with around 4,000 higher education institutions (HEIs) – many world-renowned and pioneers in education and research – and over 20 million students or one-fourth of the world in total. Among them, more than 1.5 million students every year come from outside of the EU, including 46,000 from India.

European Higher Education Virtual Fair - EHEVF 2016 eBook, which contains sections on studying in each European Union Member State and on specific higher educational institutes attending the Virtual Fair, is a useful resource for students and researchers considering Europe for further studies or research work,  as well as for Indian HEIs looking for European partners for Erasmus+ or MSCA project proposals.


The European Higher Education Fair - EHEF India 2016 brought together over 100 exhibitors from 26 European Union Member States, with a total of 93 higher education institutions and 21 embassies and national agencies. The catalogue produced for the visitors can be useful for any student, researcher or higher education institutions interested in an experience in Europe or a collaboration with European HEIs.



  • Research & Innovation (and other) employment opportunities:

European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO): EU institutions and bodies.

EuroBrussels: the European Affairs Jobsite.

DevNetJobsIndia: Development Jobs and Consulting Opportunities in India.




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