DFG (German Research Foundation) & DST (Department of Science and Technology), invites collaborative research proposals – under a thematic topic (as below) for support under the Indo-German (DST-DFG) initiative on building „Institutional Partnerships“.The theme identified for the call for proposals in 2011 is „Computational algorithmics with special focus on Algorithm Engineering“.
Eligibility of collaborating scientists:
Faculty, scientists and academicians having permanent positions and belonging to universities, deemed universities and public funded research institutes can apply as a “Principal Investigator” (PI or Main Applicant).
The eligibility criteria for participating as “Principal Investigator” (PI or Main Applicant) shall be according to the eligibility requirements of the DFG (please refer to DFG Form No. 1.02e).
Administrative and financial information
a) Content information
The proposal, including publication list, should not be more than 20 pages.. It should be self-explanatory and not require reviewers to read the literature that is either quoted or enclosed. The proposals should contain a working plan, describing the tasks of the involved research groups and how the cooperation will be organized. The applicants should describe the added value of the cooperation, i.e. the special benefit resulting from the cooperation of German and Indian groups. Each proposal must also be accompanied by a description of how the project reflects the theme of the call, both in terms of subject matter and organisation. Please include a list of own publications that are related to the proposed project. It serves as an important basis for assessing your proposal.
Single applicant: two publications per year of the funding duration, multiple applicants: three publications per year of the funding duration. The budget estimates should be shown in a diagram in order to get an overview at a glance. Furthermore, the costs need to be carefully justified and derived from the working programme.
Short CVs and lists of the five most important publications of the project leaders should be included in the proposals. A brief description of the scientific background of all involved researchers to be financed within the project is requested.
Grants will be offered towards project specific costs viz. consumables, upto two scientific personnel, one project related workshop; travel and living costs etc from each side. The Financial support is NOT available under the scheme for the following activities 3
i) already existing collaborative projects where travel and living costs are financed by other sources;
ii) Capital equipments;
iii) Office equipments viz. Desktops, laptops; scanners, printers, photocopy machines etc
The sending side will bear the travel costs (including medical overseas insurance, visa fees, etc.) from place of work in home institution to the place of work in host institution while the receiving side will provide local hospitality according to the norms of respective sides.
Support for research / project grant shall be in accordance with the national regulations and the guidelines of DST and DFG respectively. The applicable Institutional overhead charges payable to Indian Instutute by DST is 10% of the total project cost.
c) Rates for local hospitality DST (India) for German Scientists visiting India under the project: Rs 1000/- per diem for visits up to one month (30 days), in addition to the cost of the accommodation for the entire duration of the visit DFG (Germany) for Indian Scientists visiting Germany: EUR 2300/2100/1128 (senior scientists/young scientists) per month (30 days) EUR 104/95 per-diem for a stay during less than 22 days
d) General norms for visits under the approved project:
Generally, only 2 visits (up to 30 days per year for Sr. researchers and up to 60 days for young researchers) per year from each side will be supported. A project participant can avail only one visit per year of the project. Each visit of a project participant is considered as one visit under the project.
e) Evaluation of the proposals:
The applications will be evaluated jointly by a joint peer review panel, to be constituted by DST and DFG, on the basis of scientific merit/quality, justification for scientific-collaboration; and compatibility of the participating team members.
e) Project duration: Upto 2 years (non-extendable)
f) Application procedure
The project proposals are to be submitted separately but simultaneously to DST (by the Indian applicants) and to DFG (by the German applicants). Please also refer to the application procedure outlined below. A list of proposals received commonly by DST and DFG shall be prepared and only the proposals received by both sides shall be considered further.
In India (DST):
Only ONE original hard copy of the applications is to be submitted to:
Shri R K Sharma, Scientist-D,
International Division (Room No 4 B, Adm. Block)
Department of Science and Technology,
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016
along with a softcopy in a single pdf file (not scanned) of the application as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
In Germany (DFG):
Please send three paper copies of the application together with a CD-ROM including the proposal and all appendices, e.g. publications, as PDF-files, to:
Dr. Klaus Wefelmeier
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
Kennedyallee 40, D-53175 Bonn
Deadline for receipt of application: 30th May 2011
Likely date of start of the projects: 1st January 2012
For details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new11/COP_DST_DFG_2011.pdf