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Information für die Wissenschaft Nr. 65 | 4. Dezember 2012
Indo-German Collaborative Activities in Chemistry

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), which are counterpart national funding organisations in India and Germany, respectively, seek to further enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in chemistry between Indian and German investigators. Accepted are collaborative research proposals between scientists from both countries. Projects must have clear relevance to areas supported by both DST and DFG in the field of chemistry.

Proposals from the following areas will be accepted:

  • Inorganic and Organic Molecular Chemistry (DFG-FK 301)

  • Chemical Solid State and Surface Research (DFG-FK 302)

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (DFG-FK 303)

  • Analytical Chemistry and Method Development in Chemistry (DFG-FK 304)

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems and Food Chemistry (DFG-FK 305)

  • Polymer Chemistry (DFG-FK 306)

German applicants are requested to upload their proposal via elan, the DFG’s electronic proposal processing system, following the DFG’s guidelines. The eligibility criteria for participating as “Principal Investigator” (PI or Main Applicant) shall be according to the eligibility requirements of the DFG. This includes the “Kooperationspflicht” within Germany for members of non-university institutions with permanent positions. The Indian counterpart has to apply directly at the DST. The scientific part of the proposal has to be identically. Further details are available below.

All proposals will compete with other unsolicited proposals received by the DFG’s divisions of chemistry. Hence no extra funds are available for support of these projects on the German side. In addition to the DFG’s regular review criteria all proposals have to clearly address an added value deriving from the bilateral approach.

Research teams interested in this opportunity should be aware of the following important dates:

Deadline for receipt of application: 15 March 2013

Likely date of start of the projects: 1 January 2014

Weiterführende Informationen

Guidelines for German applicants as well as the DST-DFG agreement are available here:

Contact persons at the DFG:

  • Dr. Daniel Pursche,
    Division of Chemistry and Process Engineering,
    Kennedyallee 40,
    53175 Bonn,
    phone: +49 228 885-2389,

  • Dr. Torsten Fischer,
    DFG Office India, 2,
    Nyaya Marg,
    110021 New Delhi,
    phone +91 11 4922-4999,

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