JOINT Call for Pre-Proposals under CEFIPRA-AIRBUS Group Aerospace Programme

JOINT Call for Pre-Proposals under CEFIPRA-AIRBUS Group Aerospace Programme




Considering the willingness of private sectors to contribute towards the Indo-French scientific collaboration and their wish of utilizing the experience of the Centre Franco-Indien pour la Promotion de la Recherche Avancée (CEFIPRA) in that direction, the Centre has recently opened a new category of activity called “Innovation Programme”. Under this category, CEFIPRA and the Airbus Group have joined hands to launch “The Airbus Group-CEFIPRA Aerospace Programme” which will support collaborative research projects in the identified areas. In order to implement the programme, this call is being launched to invite joint pre-proposals from the Indian and French Researchers of Academia Institutions. The principal investigators of the shortlisted pre-proposals will be invited for full research proposal submission. The selected full research proposals will be funded for a period of three years.


Priority Areas: Research proposals in the following areas are encouraged:

(a) Applied mathematics, Machine learning and high performance computing;

(b) Materials and structures: Composite materials based on nanotechnology and also SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) by using NDA methods (Non Destructive Analysis);

(c) Avionics: Miniaturization of Smart systems based on MEMS/NEMS and in general Micro and Nanotechnologies.



  • Launch of the call: 20 July 2015
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: 7 September 2015
  • Evaluation results: 9 October 2015


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