Within the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), which was signed in September 2022, a first joint call for German-Mexican research projects is launched.
This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and UNAM to design and carry out jointly organised research projects of outstanding scientific quality. Funding within this initiative will be available for collaborative research projects consisting of researchers from Germany and from UNAM. Within these research teams, each national funding organisation will generally only fund those project components that are carried out within its own country (DFG in Germany and UNAM in Mexico). The collaborative research projects must involve active communication and cooperation between the participating researchers.
There are no separate funds available for these efforts; proposals must succeed on the strengths of their intellectual merit and teams in competition with all other proposals in the funding programme “Sachbeihilfe/Research Grants”.
The present initiative is open to joint research projects in all fields of research, social sciences and humanities. The collaborative projects selected to take part in the initiative will receive research funding for a period of up to three years.
The assessment of all proposals will be based on a peer review process at both the DFG and UNAM. The results of these review processes will be shared between the DFG and UNAM. Support will be granted for those proposals where both DFG and UNAM recommend funding. Applicants for a bilateral collaborative project within this call must submit their joint proposal to their national funding organisation. All proposals must be submitted by 3 February 2023.