On October 28, 2020, the European Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) signed a new implementing arrangement to enhance scientific cooperation. It was virtually signed by an Ambassador of the European Union to India, Ugo Astuto, and the Member Secretary of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Virendra Kumar Malhotra.
- This arrangement will encourage top Indian social scientists (Principal Investigators of Research Projects, Senior Fellowship Awardees and Post-Doctoral Fellows) who are supported by the ICSSR and want to pursue research collaborations with European researchers, supported by the European Research Council (ERC).
- The role of the ERC and the ICSSR is to facilitate contacts between their respective scholars who are interested in international cooperation.
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About Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR):
Chairman– Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan
Headquarter– New Delhi