NCI Academic Activity/Collaboration Grant

NCI in pursuance of its objective to build research ties between our member universities and India is making available 7000 euros for the purpose of funding projects or academic events.

Accordingly applications are invited for funding (for a max of 3500 Euros per project) involving more than one NCI member university along with an Indian partner to be held in 2019 and early 2020.

Who can apply?

Doctoral level researchers and above, located at NCI member universities in collaboration with colleagues at another member university and our Indian partners

What is covered?

NCI will provide a one-time payment of a maximum of 3500 Euros.

Deadline for applying

Spring 2019 Call  – May 30th, 2019

Fall 2019 Call – October 30th, 2019

How to apply?

An application should include an Application Form for primary applicant and secondary applicants along with signed letters of intent from all partner applicants.

The form should be filled and intimation of the same along with the signed letters of intent should be sent to Lise Hansen ( by email with a subject line – NCI Academic Activity/Collaboration Grant.

Applications will be evaluated by an NCI Grants Committee based on the heft of the project description, academic credentials, potential for long-term Indo-Nordic cooperation and benefits for the Nordic Centre in India. The applications will be evaluate by the Grant Committee.

Upon completion of the event, the main applicant will be required to submit a written report to the Nordic Centre of India.

Please also note that the grant will cover only academic activities and their immediate expenses and will not cover hours related to planning for the same.

In case of several applications the NCI may offer a partial funding.