DST Research Project: Apply now
Kochi: The Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India has invited proposals for Joint Research Projects within the Executive Programme of Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Italian Republic for the year 2017-19.
The research projects are constituted with the aim of encouraging scientific and technological cooperation between India and Italy. Each Principal Investigator (PI) may submit one project only. All applicants must fulfill national eligibility rules to apply for mobility grants. Proposed collaborations should build on and reinforce already existing research activities between research groups of both Countries and contribute with significant added value to these activities.
The Call is open to scientists, engineers or faculty members regularly employed in universities and research institutions, including hospitals and foundations, as well as private nonprofit institutions that develop R&D activities, in India or Italy.
Indian PI should be scientists/ faculty members working in regular capacity in universities, academic institutes and national research and development laboratories/ institutes. The Indian Principal Investigator (PI) should not be retiring or leaving the parent institute during the proposed duration of the project.
Italian PI’s shall hold the Italian nationality or any EU nationality provided they are permanently resident in Italy.
Priority Research Areas
Projects may be submitted in the following priority research areas:
1. Information and Communication Technology
2. Energy, Environment and Sustainable Agriculture
3. Health, Biotechnology and Medicine
4. Physical and Chemical Sciences
5. Technologies applied to Cultural and Natural Heritage
Submission of projects
The same project proposal must be submitted by the Indian and Italian PIs to the respective Authorities responsible for the implementation of the Executive Programme. Projects submitted to only one side will not be considered for evaluation. Projects shall be completed within the period of validity of the Executive Programme and shall be drafted in English.
Procedures applicable to Indian PIs:
Indian applicants for funding should submit completed application form and all relevant, clearly labeled as single attachment (single MS word / PDF file) to the email address: email@example.com to reach by 5:30 pm 7th December, 2016. An email acknowledging receipt of the application will be provided to the applicant in 3-5 working days. They are also requested to submit three hard copies to DST by 9th December 2016. It should be ensured that application with identical title has been submitted by his / her Italian counterpart scientist by due date. Only applications endorsed by the competent authority will be accepted.
The Italian PI shall submit his/her project exclusively online, by filling the dedicated form at the link: http://web.esteri.it/pgr/sviluppo. The deadline for submission of proposals is 7th December, 2016, 5.00 pm, CET. Any information concerning the present call can be sent to the following email address: DGSP.UST1@esteri.it.