International Research Organisations/Foundations/Agencies
Following are the  links to the International Research organisations/Foundations and their local Embassies /High Commission in India.
Australian Academy of Science(AAS)
High Commission
The National Fund for Scientific Research
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)  
High Commission

The Human Frontier Science Program Organization ( HFSP )supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. 
The European Science Foundation
International Brain Research Organization



Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a non-profit foundation established by the Federal Republic of Germany for the promotion of international research cooperation. It enables highly qualified scholars not resident in Germany to spend extended periods of research in Germany and promotes the ensuing academic contacts.
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) promotes bioscience in Europe through targeted programmes and activities. Established in 1964 EMBO works with leading researchers to promote excellence in molecular life sciences in Europe.
Gottlieb-Daimler- and Karl Benz-Foundation
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Alexander S. Onassis Foundation
The Pezcoller Foundation


National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), funded by Japanese government to large extend.  AIST , a rather new research organization established in 2001.Headquarters of AIST are located in Tsukuba and Tokyo.  AIST has over 50 autonomous research units in various innovative research fields, and the units are located at 9 research bases and several sites (smaller than research bases) of AIST all over Japan. 
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)



KIST ( Korea Institute of Science & Technology)  KIST has been strengthening international relationships by promoting joint research and exchanging human resources and information. KIST has concluded cooperative agreements with 51 research institutes in 24 countries.KIST inaugurated the International R&D Academy (IRDA) in 2001 as a graduate program for foreign scientists and engineers.

The Research Council of Norway


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciencesis an independent organisation whose overall objective is to foster the sciences, particularly mathematics and the natural sciences. The Academy administers a researcher exchange with academies in other countries and publishes six scientific journals. 

International Foundation for Science (IFS)
The Roche Research Foundation
United Kingdom


The Royal Society , the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth, an independent, charitable body which derives its authoritative status from its 1400 Fellows and Foreign Members, supports many top young scientists, engineers and technologists.  It influences science policy, it debates scientific issues with the public and much more. 
GOST: the British Council's Guide to the Organisation of Science, Engineering and Technology in the UK. This guide provides links to the websites of all of the organisations listed,  to find out more about opportunities in UK science. 
SISTER (Support for International Science, Technology and Engineering Research) Website is designed to help researchers find sources of funding for international collaborations. This funding route map is for UK researchers, postgraduates and international students who are seeking funding for international collaboration in science & technology. It has been created for British Council Science, the Office of Science and Technology, The Royal Society and UK Trade and Investment to help researchers find sources of funding for international collaborations. 
High Commission

 United Nations: 



Science& Technology for Development: STDev is an initiative of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). It is developed and maintained by the Technology for Development Section, Policy and Capacity-building Branch, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Devlopment, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The STDev is designed as a gateway to information on science and technology within the United Nations system
UN System in India

United States

he National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 .It is a funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities in many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences.

United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI)  promotes mutual understanding between the nationals of India and the nationals of the U.S. through educational exchange of outstanding scholars, professionals and students .USEFI was established under a bilateral agreement on educational exchange signed between India and the U.S. on February 2, 1950.USEFI administers Fulbright fellowships for Indian and U.S students.

The Rockefeller Foundation Founded in 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, to promote the well-being of humanity. Since then focused on addressing the root causes of serious problems, and on doing so around the world.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Spencer Foundation

The Ford Foundation
Carnegie Institution

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)