Jointly Funded Bilateral Mobility Program

The Jointly Funded Bilateral Mobility Program (JFBMP) is an exclusive program with IIT Madras’ valued strategic partners. This flagship program aims to nurture international relationships by promoting Joint Research Programs through attractive mobility funding for students and faculty.

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Program Objectives

  • Provide a platform for long-term inbound international students under Joint Doctoral Program/Joint Master’s Program with highly reputed institutes.
  • Offer an opportunity to initiate joint guidance for Master/Ph.D. programs Present an opportunity to explore bilateral regional grants.
  • Encourage and leverage novel international collaborations via initiating research partnerships


  • JFBMP is a mobility (assistance) program committed to support the air fare (Faculty & student) and living expenses of the IITM faculty & IITM student visiting the partner university.

  • Each institute will support their researchers' travel and living expenses. However, IITM will be able to spend for the partner researcher's living expenses at IITM (within the allotted budget) if partner university is willing to spend equivalent amount for IITM researchers.

  • Mirror funding from partner institution is mandatory for feasibility of JFBMP.

  • IIT Madras shall contribute up to a maximum funding of USD 50,000/- annually for between two (2) to three (3) years. This funding shall be on a match-based funding.

  • The mobility / living expenses and number of researchers, will have to be planned according to the budget allotted

  • The number of proposals awarded shall be based on the budget mutually committed and shall be decided by the steering committee of both the partner institutions. Further extensions to this program can be considered provided if there is significant mobility in both directions.

  • No per diem is applicable and the allotted budget only can be claimed.

  • The funding is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of award letter.


  • Faculty Champions from either side (IITM + Partner University) jointly submit proposal
  • Brief proposal (6 pages) (i) Faculty champions background & Resumes. (ii) Scientific rationale for applying for the finding. (iii)Benefits gained at both sides & its future impact. (iv) Requested finding. (v) Stants of MP/ cotutelle agreements
  • Condition of MIRROR FUNDING to be satisfied • Requested funding to be within the allowed budget • Faculty committee reviews the brief proposal • OGE & Faculty champion to initiate the meetings with the collaborating institution and get the required agreements signed
  • Call for proposal posted on OGE website • Please see Program details for developing a detailed propound to be submitted under rag for proposal • Faculty committee to review the detailed proposal and OGE notifies the status

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Contact Person

Ms. Ranjitha KV

Designation: JFBMP/ JMP Coordinator


Telephone: +91 44 22578869