IITD-NZ Center Seed Fund
To support the academic collaboration necessary for the establishment of a New Zealand Centre in India, the Industrial Research and Development Unit (IRD) of IIT Delhi is funding a matching grant programme for developing research collaboration with New Zealand universities. The jointly-funded Research Collaboration Development Fund would foster collaborative, sustainable, self-supporting research programmes by providing seed monies to New Zealand universities to develop plans for long-term programmes integrating academics, students and researchers from both universities. The program is funded and implemented by IRD under its MFIRP (Multi-Institutional Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Programme) initiative.
This competitive programme is open to faculty members affiliated with one of New Zealand’s eight
universities in all disciplines. Successful proposals will be those which will
(i) demonstrate an immediate potential to be sustainable through external funding sources and
(ii) involve a clear collaborative effort between faculty members from both their university and IIT Delhi.
IIT Delhi would provide up to ten matching fund grants of up to US$5,000 each for collaboration projects. New Zealand universities applying for funding would be required to provide an equal funding match as part of their application.
This Seed Fund is one of the Initiatives for the newly setup IIT Delhi New Zealand Centre for cooperation between IITD and 8 New Zealand Universities. Learn more about the centre here