Research Funding Organisations in India & Abroad

Research Funding Organisations in India & Abroad

Compiled by  Dr Mahendra H Gaushal

Indian Research Funding Agencies
Indian Council for Medical Research – Guidance for International collaboration for research in biomedical sciences 
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India 
Department of Ocean Development
Defence Research Development Organisation
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India 
Funding schemes of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India
Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Indian Council for Social Science Research
Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Govt. of India.- Research Sponsored links 
Science and Engineering Research Council
University Grants Commission

International Research Funding Agencies
Research  funding organizations
National Center for Environmental Research – Grant proposal site
The most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 23,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion.
International Index of Grants and Fellowships
External funding agencies – funding databases, Social Sciences and  Humanities funding sites, Science and Technology research sites, Health and Social Science development sites 
South Asian Research Network for Social Sciences and Humanities
Papers on Proposal funding
Agency for Health Research  and Quality – funding opportunity 
Defence Advance Research Project Agency  (DARPA)
Columbia University Medical Center Research funding
U.S.Environmental Protection Agency – Grants and fellowship information
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) -UK Govt’s leading funding agency for research and training in Engineering and Physical Sciences
European Science Foundation.  Funding for all subjects
Ford Foundation
Research Organisations

Grants Online
Updated on a daily basis, Grants Online informs you of grant funding opportunities from the European Union, UK Government Agencies etc
Single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies
Grants net-one stop resource to find funds for training in Sciences and under-graduate Science education
Institute of International Education – Fulbright
Fellowship programs
Opportunity for research funding in Operations Research/Management Studies
Research funding agencies ? List with URLs
U.S. Research Funding Agencies
Research funding ? articles, definitions and directories

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services ? Grants and funding
Overview of  research funding services ? University of Limerick
Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) –
Federal agency promotes University based research and training in Social Science and Humanities

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  1. I have completed my master’s in polymer science and wish to pursue Mres for which I got accepted at the University of Southampton. Its a self-funded program and I need financial help or scholarship to support my education.
    Can somebody guide me through this?
    Thnak you.

  2. Respecred sir,
    I do patent work on antiviral activity of herpes zoster so,please inform me in your laboratory or institute or in anywhere in india the antiviral activity of herpes zoster will done or not?if in your lab not done then give me another name of laboratory which done this activity in INDIA i.e antiviral activity of herpes zoster
    With reference to above subject i doing a research (Patent Work) project on topic of Pharmaceutical Composition For antiviral Theraphy,i.e Antiviral Activity Of Herpes Zoster that is causative agent of shingle and chickenpox so my work done in treatment of shingle and chickenpox So,that work sir i need Research Grant i hope you grant my application and give me all information soon thanks………….. please sir reply me soon

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