In their first joint call under the new funding initiative, the two agencies invite proposals for joint Indo-German academic research projects in the field of toxicology (e.g. experimental and molecular, environmental, food and chemical, occupational, regulatory, or systemic toxicology, as well as new approach methods).
Projects within this funding initiative have a duration of three years. Proposals can include fund requests for personnel, consumables, instruments, joint workshops, travel and other items.
ICMR and DFG expect that proposals submitted under this funding initiative describe ambitious projects which do not just benefit from, but essentially require international collaboration to achieve the defined objectives. While all researchers can apply, the call particularly addresses Indo-German teams who already have a track record of joint research.
German researchers have to submit the proposals electronically via the elan portal; Indian researchers have to submit the proposals online through the ICMR Electronics Project Management System (e-PMS). German researchers can only apply for funds for the German side of a joint project; Indian researchers can only apply for funds for the Indian side of a joint project.