Indo-German Collaborative Research Activities in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics - DST and DFG to accept joint project proposals from teams of Indian and German researchers
Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Science and Technology, India (DST), and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), DST and DFG are opening the possibility for joint Indo-German research project funding in the fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics (DFG review boards 301 to 312). Indo-German teams of researchers are invited to submit joint proposals describing integrated research projects with a duration of up to three years. Proposals may describe either mono-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary projects. In the case of interdisciplinary proposals, however, it is important that the central parts of the project fall within the listed fields.
These joint proposals in the fields of chemistry, mathematics and physics have to be based on a close interaction between the German and Indian research teams and should present joint project goals and a joint work plan with balanced contributions from all project partners. DST and DFG particularly wish to encourage early career researchers to participate in this international funding opportunity, though the call is open to researchers of all career stages.
For administrative reasons, it is necessary that an Indo-German team of researchers wishing to respond to this call submit two proposals in parallel: the Indian partner to DST, the German partner to DFG. The proposals will be evaluated separately by DST and DFG on the basis of the projects’ scientific merit/quality, the justification for scientific-collaboration and the qualifications as well as the compatibility of the participating team members. The results of the review process will be shared between the agencies. Support will be granted for those proposals where both DFG and DST recommend funding.
The deadline for the submission of proposals in response to this call is Wednesday, 20 November 2019 (Midnight, Berlin time).