DST/DBT/EC Call for Proposals: EU-India Water Cooperation on Research and Innovation Program 2017- 2018

Deadline: 27 February 2018

The Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and European Commission – Horizon 2020 have jointly announced a call for proposals on “EU-India Water Cooperation on Research and Innovation” program 2017-2018.

The EU-India S&T Agreement aims to support excellent research on priority areas which can best be addressed by a multinational approach. This initiative should facilitate cooperation among the researchers and institutions in India and Europe in the field of water.


This action should develop new and/or adapt the most suitable existing innovative and affordable solutions for Indian conditions, both in urban and rural areas, by addressing one or more of the following broad challenges:

  • Drinking water purification with a focus on emerging pollutants;
  • Waste water treatment, with scope for resource/energy recovery, reuse, recycle and rainwater harvesting, including bioremediation technologies;
  • Real time monitoring and control systems in distribution and treatment systems.

Grant Information

Proposals requesting an overall contribution (including both EU and India funding) of between EUR 3 million and EUR 5 million for project duration of 3 to 5 years will be supported under this Call.

Eligibility Criteria

  • European Union:
    • Are eligible to receive funding in Horizon 2020:
      • Member States of the European Union, including their overseas departments and outermost regions
      • Countries Associated to Horizon 2020
    • Jointly called hereafter ‘Europe’.
    • At least three legal entities from Europe shall participate in an action. Each of the three legal European entities shall be established in a different Member State or country associated to Horizon 2020.
    • All three legal entities shall be independent of each other within the meaning of Article 8 of Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation.
  • India: At least three different legal entities from India. All legal entities shall be independent of each other.

Eligible Applicants

  • From India: Eligible Indian partners can be from recognised public/private funded academic or research institutions, national R&D laboratories, R&D entities having recognition as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Scheme on Recognition of Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (SIROs) of 1988.
  • From Europe: Any natural or legal person (e.g. any company, big or small, research organisations, universities, non-governmental organisations, etc.) regardless of their place of residence or establishment. in Europe. They must possess the operational and financial viability to carry out the research tasks that they propose.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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