The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) announced the first joint call for proposals under the MeitY-National Science Foundation (NSF) research collaboration. This MeitY-NSF collaborative research opportunity focuses primarily on discoveries and innovations in mutually beneficial fields, as underlined in the joint statement issued by the government of India and the United States of America (USA) in June, 2023.

The announcement was made in the presence of Bhuvnesh Kumar, additional secretary, MeitY, and other senior officials from MeitY, NSF, and the U.S. Embassy by Alkesh Kumar Sharma, secretary, MeitY, and Dr. Panchanathan, director, NSF.

Proposals in the fields of semiconductor research, next generation communication technologies/networks/systems, cyber-security, sustainability and green technologies, and intelligent transportation systems will be evaluated in the first joint call.

The proposal submission period will begin on August 21, 2023 and will end on January 5, 2024.