DST- BMWFW Joint Call for Proposals: India-Austria Scientific & Technological Cooperation Program

Deadline: 30 November 2017

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India have jointly announced call for proposals for exchange visits under India-Austria scientific & technological cooperation.

Aims

  • Funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects to stimulate international research cooperation.
  • Providing an opportunity for researchers to cooperate in an international setting and to develop their scientific careers, especially for early- stage, mid-career as well as female researchers.

Funding Information

  • Austria: The total sum of EUR 14,000.–per project (EUR 7,000.– per project per year) can be applied for. The funds can be calculated as follows:
    • Travel expenses: EUR 1,200.– per trip for Austrian researchers travelling to India (lump sum).3
    • Accommodation expenses: EUR 100.– per day for Indian researchers travelling to Austria for up to 14 days OR EUR 1,500.– per month for long-term visits between 15 days and 3 months maximum.
    • Consumables: EUR 400.– lump sum per project in justified cases as part of the granted maximum
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Austria: 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.
    • Project proposals submitted by early -stage or mid-career researchers as well as project proposals with involvement of PhD/doctoral students, early-stage and/or female researchers will be particularly considered.
    • The focus of the programme lies on new international partnerships. Follow-up proposals with the same research partners will not be eligible for funding if they have already been funded under this programme.
  • 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.
    • Project proposals submitted by early -stage or mid-career researchers as well as project proposals with involvement of PhD/doctoral students, early-stage and/or female researchers will be particularly considered.
    • The focus of the programme lies on new international partnerships. Follow-up proposals with the same research partners will not be eligible for funding if they have already been funded under this programme.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: India and Austria

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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