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Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)

Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS)


The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG), co-chaired by the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) and Business Mauritius (BM), is inviting local companies to submit proposals for innovative collaborative research and development projects with commercial potential, in partnership with local Academic/ Research/ Tertiary Education Institution (s).


Applications should be in line with the following priority areas:

          1.       ​Renewable Energy

          2.       Ocean/ Marine Technology, Resources and Services

          3.       ICT/BPO/Telecommunications (including High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing)

          4.       Life Sciences (including Health, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology)

          5.       Manufacturing



The RDWG anticipates awarding a matching grant of up to Rs 5M per project to successful applications for a project duration of normally up to 24 months.


Expression of Interest

Prospective applicants are requested to forward their proposals to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines which can be available below.

Applicants may also wish to discuss their ideas with the MRIC staff prior to submission of their proposals. All information disclosed will be dealt with in strict confidentiality.

Only applications/proposals which are submitted to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines will be considered.


Effective Date

Under this scheme, applications can be submitted any time during the year. Awards will be made on the merits of the proposal and on a competitive basis.

All applications should be forwarded to the Executive Director of the MRIC in an envelope clearly labelled “Call for Proposals- CRIGS’’ on the top right-hand side.​​​

CRIGS Project Applications, Processing​ and Award ​Cycles​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​   Cycle 1 ​Cycle 2 ​​Cycle 3 Cycle 4​
​Application due dates ​01 July -
30 September 2020
01 October -
31 December 2020​
04 January - 31 March 2021​ 01 April - 30 June 2021​
​Processing and Evaluation of Applications​ ​August - November 2020 ​November 2020 - February 2021 February -
May 2021​
May - August 2021​
​Award Announcement December 2020​ March 2021​ June 2021​ September 2021​


Useful Documents


The Executive Director,
 Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
Level 6, Ebène Heights, 34 Cybercity, Ebène
Tel: (230) 465 1235    Fax: (230) 465 1239    Email:;​
Only applications/proposals which are submitted to the Council using appropriate templates and guidelines will be considered.
The MRIC reserves the right not to accept applications deemed irrelevant following this advertisement.
Last updated: 15 Jan​uary 2021
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