Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s broad-based initiative is to support the creation of bi-national relations between academia, government, the business community, and civil society organizations by funding research and hosting academic activities in Canada and India. SICI continues to engage with member institutions from time to time through programmes, grants and activities to encourage collaborations in the higher education corridors between both nations.
Recently, the notion of boundaries and distances have changed for all of us and we are into a virtual world where physical spaces matter less. To promote academic pursuits, SICI is planning to work in collaboration with its member institutions to organize virtual events like seminars, workshops, conferences, and lecture series. Such collaborations will fetch greater understanding amongst Canadian and Indian researchers and academic fraternity who are working on similar topics.
The Institute invites participation from one or more-member institution(s) of SICI from India and Canada, including collaboration of subject matter experts, bringing forth innovative ideas and activities. Proposals from researchers/faculty members in the domain of Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Management and STEM subjects are accepted. Also, proposals in the domain of Agriculture, Environment & Sustainable Living, Health Care- including Public Health and One Health, AI & Robotics, Public Policy, Conservation and Preservation of Heritage, and Digital Humanities are encouraged.
Collaboration with industry/companies in the areas of proposed activities is encouraged, involving stakeholders such as federal governments and state/provincial governments, civil society organizations or agencies. Committed financial support from your parent institution or any other body will raise the value proposition of your proposal to SICI.
The applicant should be a full-time faculty/educational administrator of SICI‘s member institution in a good standing. Their constituent colleges/institutes are also eligible to apply for this grant.
Every month two SICI scholars will be invited to share their research findings completed under this grant in two forums:
- Shastri Mappting & Mathcing Interest Workshop (SMMIW)
- Showcasing and Disseminating Knowledge and Research (SDKR)