The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC – formerly Ministry of Science and Technology MOST) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) are launching a call for proposals for outstanding joint research projects in all fields of science.
This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and Taiwan to design and carry out collaborative research projects. Funds to be used by the Taiwanese side must be requested from NSTC; funds to be used by the German side must be requested from DFG. Special attention is given to the integrated character of proposed projects, from the concept to the work plan. Funding is only available for projects which involve a convincing collaboration between the German and Taiwanese partners and for which the anticipated research benefit is clearly outlined. The collaborative projects selected will receive research funding for a period of up to three years.
Proposals must be submitted to both organisations in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of both sides, respectively. Applicants to be funded by the DFG are requested to fulfil the eligibility requirements of DFG Research Grants, see the corresponding guidelines of the Research Grants Programme (DFG form 50.01). This includes the “Duty to Cooperate” within Germany for members of non-university institutions with permanent positions. German applicants are requested to upload their proposal via elan, the DFG’s electronic proposal processing system, following the DFG’s guidelines. Applicants from Taiwan are required to fulfil all requirements for funding and follow the general regulations of NSTC.
Proposals must be submitted until 15 February 2023. All proposals will be reviewed by both organisations separately. The results of the review process will be shared between the agencies. Support will be granted for those proposals where both, DFG and NSTC, recommend funding. Please note that at DFG there are no separate funds available for these efforts, proposals must succeed on the strengths of their intellectual merit and teams.