Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute 2018-19 Programmes Open

Updated Information

Internal deadline changed to December 12, 2018 at 4pm (was December 17, 2018 at  9am)


Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)


  • Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG)
  • Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP)
  • Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF)
  • Shastri Membership Development Grant (SMDG)
  • Shastri Programme Development Grant (SPDG)
  • Shastri Publication Grant (SPG)
  • Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN)/Faculty-In-Residence Programme (FIR)
  • Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG)
  • Shastri Student Internship Project (SSIP) 
  • SICI Membership Development Fund (SMDF) 
  • Faculty Development Programme For Vocational Education (FDPVE)

For More Information

2018-19 Grants, Awards & Opportunities for Indian/Canadian Scholars


Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce following OPEN programmes for the year 2018-19 administered by its offices in India and Canada. The programmes seeking applications in this round are:

Applications from all domains of studies (including Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Manangement, and STEM) are accepted. However, applications are encouraged in the focus areas of SICI and priority areas of MHRD, Govt. of India i.e. Food Security and Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental Science and Climate Change, Agricultural Science & Technology, Health Care Sciences, Nursing, Marine Sciences and Ocean Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Sustainable Habitat, Nano-technology Hardware, Water Resources & River Systems, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Security & Defence, Gender, Bi-lateral Trade and Investment, Securing Future of Children and Youth, Higher Education,  Teacher Education and Training.

Special Notes

Finding Matching Partners in Canadian/Indian Institutions: SICI strongly advises all potential applicants that it is their responsibility to find the right partner in another country, In order to find potential matching partners/faculty members in Canadian/Indian member universities, the applicants are strongly advised to visit the websites of preferred Canadian/Indian universities to reach to ONLY the appropriate faculty members of desired schools/departments and write to them directly expressing the necessary background of your proposal and partnership interests. SICI strongly advises all potential applicants to refrain from sending generic e-mail request to SICI officers or its executive council members or mass e-mailing many other recipients seeking their help to find you a partner, because it could be counterproductive and may hamper their efforts in finding a correct partner.  Applicants are also advised to approach potential partners well in time so that they can submit a well-prepared application after consultation with their partner.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit a signed OR-5 and complete application package, clearly indicating the program you are applying for, to Please note that some programs currently have 'open' deadlines, so an OR-5 and application package must be submitted one-week prior to the intended submission date to SICI. If a program deadline changes or a program with an 'open' deadline has a hard deadline set, the OR-5 form and application package must be submitted to the Office of Research Services a minimum of one week prior to the deadline set by SICI. 

External Deadline

Please submit the complete application package directly to the Shastri Institute online through the Grant Management System, or as otherwise stated (see specific program details for instructions on how to apply). Please take note of specific program deadlines in order to plan accordingly. 

How to Apply

The details of each program are available on the SICI Website. Please refer to the each individual program for instructions on how to apply. 


For Questions, please contact

For Programmes (SICRG, SMP, SRSF, SPDG, SPG and SMGG - Contact Reshma Rana Verma at

For FIR/GIAN - Contact Anju Taneja at

For SSTSG, SSIP, and SMDF - Contact Mahmuda Aldeen at

For general inquiries, contact Prachi Kaul (Director) at

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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