Who can apply for funding from Ignite: Any scientist working in a not for profit Indian University or Research Institution can apply for Grants to Ignite. Applications should be in response to a Call for proposals. We prefer proposals that are multidisciplinary in approach and possibly multiple institutions.
What is the level of funding provided: Fast Grants receive funding of INR 50 L or less over18 months. The sweet spot for our Large grants is INR 3-4 cr over 3-4 years.
How long does it take for a decision on a funding application to be announced: One month or less for Fast Grants and 3 months or less for Large Grants.
If my application does not succeed can I apply for a subsequent Open Call with the same proposal: No. If it does not meet our criterial the first time, it is unlikely to meet our expectations the second time. But you may contact us at email@example.com if you have a specific question regarding this.