Scheme for International S&T Cooperation (ISTC) for scientists


Ministry Of Science and Technology


Co-operations are sought under bilateral, multi-lateral or regional framework modes for facilitating and strengthening interactions among governments, academia, institutions and industries in areas of mutual interest.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India


Bilateral, multi-lateral or regional cooperation modes for facilitating and strengthening interactions among governments, institutions, industries, etc.


Scientists/Faculty members working in a regular capacity in universities, national R&D laboratories/institutes, private R&D institutes and industry



Support under this scheme is to provide international exposure to scientists and is restricted to exchange visits, mostly under some of the projects. Support for equipment, consumables and exchange visit is available from DST to the Indian participants belonging to public funded organisations (universities, R&D labs, etc.) For scientists belonging to the private sector, support is restricted to local hospitality as part of the exchange visit.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to Joint research projects may be submitted any time in the year in a specific format which can be downloaded from website




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