Global Initiative for Academic Network (GIAN)

Programme is currently closed for this year.


Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a call for Applications for Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) for Canadian faculty members, scientists and entrepreneurs who would be willing to take up engagements at Indian institutions for 1 or 2 weeks.  Through this programme SICI will facilitate dissemination of Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN-an initiative of MHRD) in Canada to augment participation of Canadian faculty, scientists and entrepreneurs in Indian universities/research institutions with the objective of helping these institutions learn about modern pedagogic practices and boosting research in cutting-edge technologies and thus building stronger academic networks between both countries.

This Programme is projected to tap the talent pool of Canadian faculty and to encourage them to connect with the institutes of Higher Education in India to boost the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India’s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.

Indian institutions and faculties are encouraged to collaborate and request their collaborators from Canada to utilize the opportunity provided by MHRD.

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India  has authorized Shastri Institute to manage Canadian component of GIAN programme by disseminating and promoting the programme in Canada.

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Proposals are invited on the following areas: 

  1. Physical Sciences; 
  2. Chemical, Bio-Chemical & Material Sciences; 
  3. Mathematical & Computer Sciences ;
  4. Life Sciences, Medicine & Healthcare ;
  5. Electronics, Electrical, Information & Communication Technology; 
  6. Mechanical Sciences & Infrastructure ;
  7. Earth & Environment Sciences ;
  8. Management ;
  9. Social Sciences ;
  10. Law ;
  11. Humanities & Liberal Arts ;
  12. Architecture, Design, Planning and Heritage ;
  13. Other Categories / Interdisciplinary categories. 


  • The applicant should be a full-time faculty member of a Canadian member institution.
  • The Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • List of eligible institutions(IITs, NITs, IISc, IISERs, IIEST, National Law Schools, IIMs, Central Universities and State Universities who have received A category ranking under NAAC) in India to host faculty  under this Programme is available at the link provided here : List of Eligible Host Institution in India Under GIAN Programme

Value of Award: USD 8000 - USD 12000

Duration: The duration of assignments for this Programme will be for 1-2 weeks.

Disbursement of Funds:

To be provided by government of India. (The acceptable expenses are international and national expert air fare (economy class), honorarium to international, national and host faculty, travel and stay, support to some participants, local hospitality to international and national expert, lecture notes/video-learning material preparation).

Application Forms:

Indian Faculty 

Foreign faculty 

After filling the designated form for the application please submit to  Ms. Anju Taneja at .

Application Deadline:

October 15, 2019

Contact Address:

For any clarification/information, please email or contact:

Ms. Anju Taneja
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
5. Bhai Vir Singh Marg, 
New Delhi, India 110 001
Tel: +91 11 2374 6417 or +91 11 2374 3114             



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