Call for Proposals: Indo-Swedish Joint Research Programme 2015

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Deadline: 10 November 2015

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in India together with the Swedish Research Council, Vinnova (the Swedish Innovation Agency), the Swedish Research Council Formas, is currently inviting applications from the researchers of India, for the Indo-Swedish Joint Research Programme 2015, in order to support research of the highest scientific quality in the areas of medicine and health and the natural and engineering sciences bringing together the faculty and young researchers from Sweden and India.

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The main objective of the grant is to support new or existing Indo-Swedish collaborative groups that in the longer perspective may develop into long-term collaborations.

The project grant is awarded for a period of 2 years, starting from January 2016. The grant disbursements will start in April 2016 at the earliest.

Priority Areas

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  • e-Science for Life science: a concept that builds upon the use of computers (HPC and storage) and software, as well as on human expertise, to enable scientific discovery based on computation and exploration data from various sources.
  • Antimicrobial resistance in a ‘One health’ perspective: Antibiotics are of an immense benefit to mankind but its overuse and spread in the environment leads to antimicrobial resistance which threatens to disarm the health care when efficient weapons against microbes are needed.

Grant Funding

The maximum allowed budget for a project is 35,00,000 INR for the Indian side.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • The young researchers from Sweden and India are eligible to apply.
  • Faculty, Professors, scientists/ researchers from Indian universities and those in permanent employment at public funded R&D research institutes are eligible to apply. Private/commercial companies are welcome to participate in the project however, no grant/ funding is available to private companies under the scheme.
  • Participating researchers in India must be affiliated to the same research institution as that of the Indian Project leader (main applicant).

How to Apply

  • The Indian Project leaders are required to submit only one originally signed hardcopy (prescribed format) via postal mail.
  • Electronic (scanned) signatures of the Swedish PI are acceptable in the above hardcopy of the application to be submitted to DST.
  • A softcopy in pdf format in a single file (no scan pages to be included in the soft file) must also be sent via email. The signatures are not required in the softcopy of the proposal.

For more information, please visit Indo-Swedish Joint Research Programme.