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Call for Proposals


Apply for a Grant

The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, is inviting proposals for the implementation of short- term and medium-term priority projects emanating from Les Assises de la Recherche et de l’Innovation and National Roadmap for Research and Innovation.

Thematic Areas

  1. Financial Innovation

  2. Blue and Green Innovation

  3. Health and Wellness Innovation

  4. Travel, Tourism and Entertainment Innovation

  5. Social and Grassroots Innovation

  6. IT and Emerging Technologies Innovation

  7. Rodrigues Innovation

How to Apply?

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Step 1: Stage 1 Application 

  • Applicants are requested to consult the guidelines and other relevant documents, and complete the online application form.

  • The application will undergo an administrative screening to ascertain compliance to all administrative requirements.

  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a pitching exercise.

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Step 2: Stage 2 Application 

  • Successful applicants will be invited to submit a detailed project proposal.

  • The project proposal will be subject to an administrative screening and technical evaluation.

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Step 3: Decision on Award 

The decision will be communicated as follows:

  1. Approval for full grant, or

  2. Approval for partial grant, or

  3. Not approved.



  • The main applicant must be one of the following:

    • A Company (including MSMEs, large enterprises) registered with the Registrar of Companies in the Republic of Mauritius for at least one year;

    • An Organisation/Association including Non-Governmental Organisations registered with the Registrar of Associations in the Republic of Mauritius for at least one year;

    • An Academic Institution (recognised/ accredited tertiary education institutions or Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions) registered with the Higher Education Commission for at least one year;

    • A Public/Private Research Institution in the Republic of Mauritius in existence for at least one year;

    • Government Institution or Parastatal Bodies.

  • The Project Leader must be employed by the enterprise, company or institution submitting the project proposal.

  • No awards will be made to applicants who are already recipients of full project funding from other agencies for the same activities of a same or similar project.

  • An institution is not allowed to submit more than two (2) applications at the same time for funding considerations, under a Research and Innovation Grant Scheme or a specific Call for Proposals.

  • For Rodrigues Innovation (RodInov) projects, the main applicant must be an entity operating in Rodrigues.

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Evaluation Criteria 

The criteria for assessment of project proposals include, where applicable, the following:

  • Research and Development aspect of the project

  • Innovativeness of the technology/ product/process/service;

  • Feasibility of initiative in terms of budgeting, objectives and activities;

  • Competence, capability and readiness of the team or entity to carry out the initiative and commercialise the opportunity;

  • Matching grants or part-funding is encouraged;

  • Alignment with national priority areas;

  • Attractiveness of the product or service in the targeted market;

  • Potential impact of the innovation on the economy and society; and

  • Alignment with sustainable development goals is encouraged.

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