Call for Applications for Joint Projects 2022-2024: DST Austria Call

Call for Applications for Joint Projects 2022-2024: DST Austria Call

Designation/Position- Call for Applications for Joint Projects

Scientific & Technological Cooperation (WTZ) invites application for Call for Applications for Joint Projects from eligible and interested candidates

About- The programme for Scientific & Technological Cooperation (WTZ) is carried out in the frame of international agreements with selected partner countries with the aim to stimulate international research. Call for Applications for Joint Projects

Call for Applications for Joint Projects

Summary

  • The programme for Scientific & Technological Cooperation (WTZ) is carried out in the frame of international agreements with selected partner countries with the aim to stimulate international research.
  • The call is open to all scientific disciplines within the thematic areas of natural science and technology.
  • The sending side covers the travel expenses whereas the accommodation expenses will be financed by the hosting side (and vice versa).
  • Research stays in both countries is obligatory.
  • The International travel cost of Indian Scientists is covered by DST.
  • The living expenses of Austrian Scientists in India shall also be covered by DST.
  • Only new project partnerships can be funded under this programme.
  • Only applications submitted in India and Austria at the time of funding will be considered.

Research/Job Area- 

The call is open to all scientific disciplines within the thematic areas of natural science and technology.

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Location- India/Austria

Eligibility/Qualification–

Target group

AUSTRIA: 

  • Researchers at universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions in areas of basic research 
  • PhD/Doctoral students[1]

Minimum requirement for the Austrian Principal Investigator: PhD/doctoral degree 

Project applications submitted by early-stage researchers[2]as well as project applications with involvement of PhD/doctoral students and/or female researchers will be prioritized[3]

Please note: Only new project partnerships can be funded under this programme4

INDIA: Researchers working at universities, universities of applied sciences and other legal entities (e.g. higher education and research institutions, companies) planning to carry out a non-profit-oriented research project within the frame of this call are eligible for application.

Job/Position Description- 

Funding 

Funding will be provided for the mobility of researchers to carry out bilateral research projects

In Austria up to EUR 2,000.- per project of the granted funding may be applied for project-related material costs.

Project duration: July 2022 until June 2024

Funding mode: The sending side covers the travel expenses whereas the accommodation expenses will be financed by the hosting side (and vice versa).

Please note: Research stays in both countries are obligatory.

Funding will be provided for activities within the scope of these guidelines only.

INDIA: The International travel cost of Indian Scientists are covered by DST. The living expenses of Austrian Scientists in India shall also be covered by DST as given below:

The Austrian Scientists visiting India within the framework of the approved projects will be provided fully furnished institutional guesthouse accommodation or a hotel (if the institutional guesthouse is not available), with reasonable facilities subject to maximum of Rs.4,000/-per day. In addition, they will be provided a per diem allowance for meals and out of pocket expenses including local travel and airport transfers at Rs.2,500/-per day for each visit.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Scientific quality of the proposed research project incl.  o Feasibility of the joint research plan o Adequacy of the scientific method 

o Qualification of the scientists/research teams involved                                     (max. 25 points)

  • Perspective for further joint cooperation activities (max. 15 points)
  • Project applications will receive up to 10 points additionally, o Either if submitted byearly-stage researchers2(+10 points)  o Or if involvingdoctoral students/early-stageresearchers2 (+5 points) and/or female researchers (+5 points)   (max. 10 points)

Maximum score: 50 points

INDIA:

In India applications will be evaluated according to the local requirements.

Funding decision

Based on national evaluations in Austria and in India a joint shortlist will be prepared. The funding decision will be taken by the Austrian-Indian Joint Commission on Scientific and Technological Cooperation and announced presumably by June 2022.

How to Apply- 

It is up to the applicants to find suitable partners in the respective country. 

Applications must be submitted both in Austria to OeAD and inIndia to DST.

Only applications submitted in time in both countries are eligible for funding. 

INDIA:Indian partners need to submit application through EPMS portal of DST available at  https://onlinedst.gov.in. Applications by email or hard copies will not be accepted by DST.

Last Date for Apply26 November 2021

Applications must be submitted before 26 November 2021, 12:00 noon to be eligible for funding.

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