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LOI for India (DST)-Singapore (A*STAR) Joint S&T Research Cooperation

Published on : 19-Jun-2014


The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India are pleased to announce the opening of the India-Singapore Joint Science and Technology Research Cooperation Call for Joint Project Proposals 2014.

The Joint Science and Technology Research Cooperation aims to strengthen collaboration between Indian and Singapore researchers in the area of “Advances in Chemistry, Biology and Technology for Medicine” to enable them to forge long-term collaborations, leading to world-class scientific results and innovative technologies.

Within the framework of the Programme of Cooperation in Science & Technology, between the governments of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Singapore signed on 3rd August 2012, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, invite Indian and Singapore scientists/researchers to submit proposals for joint research that address critical technologies in the area of Advances in Chemistry, Biology and Technology for Medicinein the following sub-areas:

·          Stemcells and Regenerative Medicine

·          Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

·          Medical and Bioinformatics

·          Medical Devices and Nanotechnology


All Singapore-based PIs must have a collaborator in India who must concurrently submit the joint proposal to the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India. 

Singapore applicants must reside in Singapore and be full-time employed researchers at a public sector research organization in Singapore, including A*STAR research institutions. 

Indian applicants should be scientists/faculty members working in regular capacity in universities/deemed universities, academic institutes and national research and development laboratories/institutes. 

Under this programme, A*STAR of Singapore and their counterpart in India will fund the approved project undertaken by the respective sides through their respective budgets. That is, Singapore will fund the Singapore component of the project, while India will fund the Indian component.

Funding amount

The research project will be funded approximately up to S$300,000 (for the Singapore component) up to 3 years.


Singapore-based researchers should apply to A*STAR and India-based researchers should separately apply to DST. 

Interested applicants are required to submit 2 signed hardcopies of the joint LOI, enclosed in below email, to RSO (attn.: Peisi by 29th July 2014 for D-RSO’s endorsement. Submission to BMRC would be done through RSO. 

Enquiries for the grant call can be directed to or Keg Peisi at

Further details can be found below.