Call for India-EU Research Proposals
Kochi: The Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology has invited applications for 'India-EU Research and Innovation 2016-17' from eligible candidates under European Union Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement.
Under the programme, Indian researchers, research institutions, universities working in the area of science, technology and innovation will be able to team up with their European partners to participate in projects under 'Horizon 2020' and make best use of Europe's excellent opportunities in research and innovation. Through participation in 'H2020', beneficiaries can gain great benefits from access to excellent knowledge, access to research data and connection to world-leading scientific networks and research teams.
While Indian participants (institutions/teams) are no longer automatically funded by the EC under H2020, the DST and the EC have agreed to set up a co-funding mechanism to support joint projects between European and Indian universities, research institutions.
Under this co-funding mechanism (CFM), a maximum of Rs 1 Crore per project will be made available by DST to successful Indian participants in joint collaborative projects with European partners under Horizon 2020. The CFM will be used for certain pre-identified Horizon 2020 calls for proposals.
Thematic areas for calls for proposals
1. Architectured /Advanced material concepts for intelligent bulk material structures
2. Improved material durability in buildings and infrastructures, including offshore
3. Cross-cutting KETs for diagnostics at the point-of-care
Eligible Indian Partners
Eligible partners can be legal research entities from academic institutions, national R&D laboratories. The R&D performing Indian industry may participate voluntarily in this call by investing its own resources including funds. The Calls for Proposals published on DST website (http://www.dst.gov.in/call-for-proposals) and European Commission's website are open to public and private Research and Technology Development entities in the participating countries as per National regulations/guidelines.
Each consortium submitting a proposal must include at least 2 Indian R&D institutes /universities /laboratories preferably from two different Indian States/Union Territories, and 3 legal entities (R&D institutes, universities, private companies, etc.) from 3 different European Union member states or countries associated to Horizon 2020.
How to apply
Proposals are submitted within the applicable deadline; each proposal is submitted simultaneously both (1) to DST by the Indian participant(s) only, and (2) to the EC on behalf of all participants.
The following documents need to be submitted to DST:
(1) A soft copy in PDF format of 'Part B' of the H2020 proposal submitted to the European Commission;
(2) A soft copy in PDF format of the 'financial plan' as given above in the DST guidelines identifying the planned expenditures (in Rupees) for all Indian partners involved;
(3) For each of the Indian partners, a cover letter to DST signed by the Head of the Institute / University.
The above documents must be submitted to DST, by email (email@example.com), by one Indian participant (“Indian project coordinator”) on behalf of all Indian participants. The last date for submitting application is 27th October 2016.
For more details, visit http://www.dst.gov.in/callforproposals/india-eu-research-and-innovation-call-proposals-2016-17