(Scholarships) Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme- 2011

Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme- 2011

Scholarship Description:

Grants for Joint Research Projects are meant to promote collaborative projects with clearly defined goals involving at least one Swiss and one Indian partner. Applications should describe ambitious research and propose innovative approaches.
Curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research will be evenly supported. In case of goal-oriented proposals, applications should include a detailed dissemination plan specifying how project findings will be used for the benefits of the community, e.g., through incorporation into products and services.

Depending on the complexity of the projects, the designation of a project coordinator ensuring coherence, consistency in the consortium, management of the project budget and responsibility for the timely delivery of reports may be required.
The forming of inter- and multidisciplinary research teams is highly encouraged.
Applications will be accepted only from Swiss and Indian citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland and India. Applicants should have a stable/regular appointment as a faculty member at an eligible Swiss/Indian university or research institute.

Evaluation and selection:

Joint applications will be evaluated independently in Switzerland and India. In India, applications will be evaluated by DST. In Switzerland, SNSF will carry out the scientific evaluation Project duration:

Evaluation criteria: (not listed in the order of priority)

  • Scientific merit, significance and potential impact of the proposed research
  • Originality of the proposed research
  • Suitability and originality of the proposed methods
  • Experience and past performance of applicants
  • Specific qualification of applicants for the proposed research
  • Complementarities of expertise between involved partners and potential for synergy
  • Feasibility of the project
  • Potential for exploitation/commercialization of results

Project Duration: Up to 36 months

Applications will be accepted only from Swiss and Indian citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland and India. Applicants should have a stable/regular appointment as a faculty member at an eligible Swiss/Indian university or research institute.

Eligible proposes in Switzerland:

  • Swiss federal institutes of technology, cantonal universities of higher education, federal and cantonal research institutions, Swiss universities of applied sciences, other research institutions eligible for receiving federal funding.
  • Private sector partners are welcome to participate but will not be eligible for ISJRP funding

Important Dates:

  • Call release: 21 January 2011
  • Deadline for submission: 30 April 2011
  • Funding decision: December 2011
  • Project start: January 2012

Contact:

  • In Switzerland
    Ms. Ursina Roder
    Tel.: 021 693 14 86,
    Email: ursina.roder(at)epfl.ch
    Mr. Matthias Buess
    Tel.: 021 692 20 21,
    Email: matthias.buess(at)unil.ch
     
  • In India
    Mr. R.K. Sharma
    Tel: 011-26590244,
    Email: sharma_rk(at)nic.in

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Courtesy: dst.gov.in


 

 


 

 

Eligiblity:
PhD , Postdoctoral