Deadline: 12 January 2017
The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Forte, the Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare, is seeking proposals from researchers in the field of ageing and health, focusing on developing affordable and appropriate innovative assistive technology for the disabled elderly and methods of home based care interventions for the elderly.
The call is open for joint proposals from research teams based in India and Sweden. The call will stimulate interdisciplinary, innovative, close to practice research in the field of ageing and health.
Projects should be of 2-3 years duration and it is anticipated that a maximum of 4 research projects will be funded.
Proposal Thematic Areas
- Innovative and assistive technology studies: Proposals could include the development of innovative and assistive technology and services that are affordable and appropriate (culture, gender, age specific) for the elderly.
- Projects on development of visual assistance, mobility assistance and cognitive assistance of the elderly.
- Design and provision of technology applicable to working with older adults.
- Identify barriers and strategies on older adults’ acceptance of technology and perceptions of learning how to use new tools.
- Models of homebased care: Proposals could include how the design of housing, living arrangements, effective supportive technologies for functional abilities, and the availability of local communities affect elderly people’s participation, activities and independence.
- Interventions aimed at the prevention of functional impairment as well as health promotion in order to reduce the incidence of functional impairment in the elderly.
- Systems of integrated care designed to address the set of health, social and functional needs of the frail elderly.
- Community based care models.
Each principal investigator must submit separate budget requests to their respective funder. The amounts being applied for do not have to be of comparable size in the two countries.
- Sweden-based principal investigators may apply for a maximum of 3 MSEK for the entire project duration.
- India-based principal investigators may apply for a maximum of 70 lakhs for the entire project duration.
- Proposals must demonstrate collaboration and include both Swedish and Indian Principal Investigators.
- Indian Principal Investigators
- Indian applicants must be working in a permanent position in a Medical College, Research Institute or University, anywhere in the country including Government, Semi-Government and Registered bodies. Applications from non-governmental agencies and private organizations should provide documentary evidence of registration certificate for research with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India, previous track record etc.
- Swedish Principal Investigators
- The Swedish principal investigators should hold a doctoral degree at the start of the project and be scientist at a Swedish University or Higher Education Institute (HEI) or at another research organisation that has been approved as an Administrative organization by Forte and has an organizational account in the Swedish application system Prisma.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Countries: India and Sweden.
For more information, please visit FORTE.