What are the aims of the programme?
The basic aim of the programme is to strengthen the collaboration between Indian and German research groups, which are working jointly on a particular scientific project. The programme ’Project-based Personnel Exchange’ envisages, in this connection, financial support for operational mobility only. Particular emphasis is thereby accorded to academic training and specialization of young researchers. Concrete objectives have to be mentioned in the application (project description) (including the number and academic credentials of the researchers to be supported). Research collaborations entered into with the intention of initiating major projects, such as the preparation of joint applications meant for submission to any other funding organisation, are highly preferred.
Who can apply?
University professors, scientists/researchers and post-doctoral researchers from German and Indian universities and those in permanent positions at public funded research institutes are eligible to apply. The programme is open to academics in the disciplines of agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, forestry, engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, theoretical computer science, informatics, medicine, life sciences, health sciences, animal sciences, nutritional medicine, physics, material sciences and chemistry.
What are the prerequisites for application?
The pre-requisite for application is a concrete and precise scientific research project proposal of high quality, on which academics from both countries jointly, and to the extent possible complementarily, want to work on. It would not suffice just to describe scientific problems of a general nature which both research groups are interested in. The basic funding for the project (personnel and material costs on both sides) must be secured by own funds or by third-party funding. The research group on each side should consist of a project leader and up to two doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers. The total number of participants in the project on both sides should not exceed three from each side. The application shall be considered by DST and DAAD only if a parallel application has been submitted simultaneously by the Indian and German partner to DST and DAAD respectively. The project proposal must be clearly described in, the concrete tasks that would be undertaken by the German group and those by the Indian partner. The scientific contents of the proposal must be common from both sides.
What is the deadline of application?
The deadline for submission of online applications at DAAD Bonn Germany and at DST New Delhi is 6th August 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be entertained in any case.
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