The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Republic of Czech invite joint R&D proposals under the India-Czech Scientific and Technological Cooperation Programme during March 15 to July 31.
About the program:
The program is aimed to support the realization of scientific work for international scientific and technological cooperation with a view to acquiring new knowledge, promoting scientific
exchange between countries and to foster the development of close links and cooperation
between scientific organizations from the Republic of India and the Republic of Czech.
- To strengthen and to expand relations between scientific communities, making possible
exchanges between Indian and Czech Republic research groups, in the framework of joint scientific and technological projects, selected by the parties.
- Promote implementation of joint projects able to bind R&D centres with enterprises from
both the countries.
- Scientists/Faculty Members working in regular capacity in recognized universities/ deemed universities, academic institutes and national research & development laboratories/ institutes can apply as Principal Investigator (PI). One CO-PI is mandatory to be part of the proposed project. However, the number of CO-PI may be more than one as per the rationale of project objectives and desired expertise.
- The Indian PI should not be retiring during the proposed duration of the project.
- The proposal should include research partners as PI and CO-PI from Czech research
institutes/ universities with clear demarcation of objectives to be carried out by both
- Information and communication technologies.
- Natural sciences and biotechnology.
- New materials and nanotechnology.
- Medical sciences (including pharmaceutical sciences) and food safety.
- Research on climate change, environment, and energy.
Projects shall normally be for 3-years duration.
Composition of Grant:
It is expected that participating Indian institutes themselves make provision for the use of
required equipment. However, a realistic budget for manpower, consumables, travel expenses (for exchange visits) etc. may be proposed under the project. Researchers are also encouraged to explore part contribution from industries in case of applied research.
How to apply?
- Indian applicants must submit online proposals to DST through the e-application system provided here, with a copy to sharma.jyoti[at]nic.in.
- Indian PIs are also required to submit 03 hard copies (including 1 original) along with a softcopy in a single pdf file (not scanned) to Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Scientist E, International Bilateral Cooperation Division, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110016, India. Email: sharma.jyoti[at]nic.in.
- Announcement of the competition: March 15, 2019.
- Closing date to receive Joint Projects: July 31, 2019.
- Indicative evaluation period: November 30, 2019.
- Indicative deadline for financing decision by the Joint Committee: December 15, 2019.
- Launch of Projects: January 2020.
- Email: sharma.jyoti[at]nic.in.
- For online portal related queries: pmso[dot]dst[at]nic[dot]in