2+2 Call 2018

Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) invites First Stage Proposals for joint R&D&I projects of industrial relevance in 2+2 Mode of Partnership in the following thematic areas:

Sustainable Production

  • Sustainable chemical process technologies

Clean and Green Technologies

  • Technologies to reduce / mitigate water and air pollution
  • Solid waste management technologies (electronic, electrical, biomedical, industrial and urban solid waste)

Deadline for Submitting First Stage Proposals: 4th February 2019

2+2 Mode of Partnership

IGSTC intends to catalyse innovation centric R&D&I projects by synergising the strength of research/academic institution and public/private industry from India and Germany. This Call for proposals is aimed at supporting joint R&D&I projects of industrial relevance by means of “2+2 Mode of Partnership” i.e. involvement of at least one research/academic institute and one public/private industry from both the countries.


IGSTC will execute a two-step evaluation process. Initially applicants have to submit First Stage Proposals followed by an evaluation by the Joint Scientific Committee.

In the second step, shortlisted consortia will be invited to submit a more detailed Second Stage Proposal.
Each evaluation step might take up to three months time.

Funding Support

Funding will be provided in the form of grants amounting up to € 450.000 per project for German partners and up to ₹ 230 Lakhs per project for Indian partners, for a period of up to three years, to cover project related costs including manpower. An additional funding period of up to two years may be granted in exceptional cases.

Who can Apply

Applicants from public and private non-profit research organisations, public and private institutions of higher education, universities and public or private companies having R&D bases are eligible to submit an application. Principal investigators should be holding a regular/permanent position. Applications of SME´s are encouraged.

How to Apply

Basic Guidelines can be accessed here

Apply online latest by 4th February 2019


It is recommended that applicants contact IGSTC Secretariat in India or Project Office in Germany prior to submitting the application. The contact addresses are:

Contact - India

Dr. P V Lalitha
Indo-German Science & Technology Centre
Plot No. 102, Institutional Area
Sector - 44, Gurgaon - 122003, India
Phone: +91-1244929400 / 407
E-mail: lalitha.pv@igstc.org

Contact - Germany

Dr. Martin Goller
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Project Management Agency
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1, 53227 Bonn
Phone: +49-22838211407
E-mail: martin.goller@dlr.de