Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce a call for Applications for Shastri Mobility Programme (SMP) for faculty members/ educational administrators from its Canadian and Indian Member Institutions of good standing to study and learn best practices through exposure to respective Canadian or Indian Institutions.  This programme is for SICI’s Member Institutions who wish to bring about a change in his/her university by understanding the Canadian/Indian education system, interested to develop curriculum through their visit to Canadian/Indian Institutions, willing to build up a course,  wants to deliver lecture or interested to teach a module/part of a course in the visiting Institutions.

In general, applications from all domains of studies like Social Sciences and Humanities, Arts, Commerce & Management and STEM subjects are accepted. However, applications are encouraged in the focus areas of SICI and priority areas of MHRD, Govt. of India i.e. Food Security and Sustainable Development, Water Resource Management, Gender, Bi-lateral Trade and Investment, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Securing Future of Children and Youth, Higher Education,  Agricultural Science & Technology, Teacher Education and Training, Health Sciences, Nursing, Marine Sciences and Ocean Studies is invited under this programme. The Institute in its broader ambit also includes vocational education as specified in the Xth Addendum of the MoU. Please note that for purposes of all SICI granting programs, ‘research’ shall be deemed to include creative activity conducted within the structures and programs of a member institution.

The Mobility Programme has two components i.e. Academicians and Educational Administrators. The programme will provide an opportunity for personal enrichment and professional development for academicians/ educational administrators.  The programme will enable higher education officials to create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of Canada and India. Recipients will have an opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establishing networks. This experience will also permit senior academicians/ educational administrators to collaborate with colleagues abroad, share professional experiences, hone expertise and diversify academic curricula.


  • The applicant should be a full-time faculty member of a Canadian or Indian member institution.
  • Faculty members/ Educational administrators of Canadian and Indian member institutions of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute are eligible to apply for this grant. A list of SICI member institutions is available at the link provided here: .

Application Requirements:

  • Complete application form along with all required documents at GMS Portal.   on or before December 17, 2019 by 5:00pm (IST).
  • Incomplete applications will not be entertained.
  • Employer’s endorsement is a must for application submission to avoid any unanticipated problem later on.
  • Minimum of two reference/support letters to be provided towards your candidature for the award mentioning your caliber and justifying the request of your visit for the proposed purpose.
  • A letter of invitation from the host institution is must.
  • Certificate of Ethical Approval (if applicable).
  • Copy of the Passport.

Value of Award: 750 CAD per week

Fellowship package:

The fellowship package will include-

  1. Economy class airfare from the place of origin to the place of affiliation in the most direct route,
  2. Visa fee,
  3. Overseas Insurance.

Duration:  3 weeks.

Disbursement of Funds:

90% of the award amount will be disbursed upon signing of letter of agreement between SICI and recipient’s institution (closer to the date of travel) and remaining 10% to be released upon submission and approval of a final report to SICI by the recipient.

Application Forms: Apply online at GMS portal

Reporting: Applicable to successful applicant only. Upload your midterm and final reports in prescribed format  at

Report Format for Indian: 

Mid-Term Report: Form

Final Report:  Form

Report Format for Canadian: 

Mid-Term Report: Form

Final Report: Form

Employer EndorsementForm 

Application Deadline: December 17, 2019 by 5:00pm (IST).

Contact Address:

Ms. Reshma Rana Verma
Programme Officer 

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi 110001
Call us at: 011 – 2374 6417; 2374 3114; & 2374 2677

Important Note:

  1. All the Grants/Fellowships will be subject to receipt of funds from MHRD, Govt. of India. 
  2. *Shastri Institute reserves the right to change Fellowship amount and number of awards.
  3. In case the applicant faces trouble in registration or uploading file on the GMS , please write to us at
  4. The maximum limit to upload individual file on GMS Portal is 1 MB. Kindly compress your files if exceeding 1 MB size.
  5. Canvassing in any form will result in disqualification.
  6. The decision of Adjudicators with respect to awards will be considered as Final decision.


View Sample Proposal Here :