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II. Quarter 2022

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ICMR and DFG announce Call for Proposals in Toxicology

(10.06.22) DFG and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are happy to announce a new funding initiative, with this year’s pilot call targeting projects in toxicology. Projects to be funded in this initiative will have an Indian and a German part, run for up to three years and can include funding items from staff (doctoral or post-doctoral researchers), consumables, small devices, workshops, travel or other needed items.

Indo-German International Research Training Groups – Online launch event

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and the Department of Science of Technology (DST), Government of India, have recently announced their new open funding programme for Indo-German International Research Training Groups (IRTG).

Prof. Katja Becker and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Jitendra Singh

Indian Science Minister meets DFG President

(10.05.22) In the context of the recent Intergovernmental Consultations between India and Germany, the Indian Minister of Science Dr Jitendra Singh met with DFG President Prof Katja Becker. In the open and effective discussion in Berlin, the two policymakers discussed a wide range of topics, including the organization of the two science systems, science-driven funding of basic research, the relevance of diversity and equal opportunity in research as well as the importance of biomedical research.


I. Quarter 2022

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DST and DFG announce new programme for large consortia: Indo-German International Research Training Groups

(03.02.22) For many years, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have provided joint project funding for Indian and German P.I.s collaborating in Indo-German research projects. Through many projects, the Indian and German communities have strengthened their ties. It is a mark of DST’s and DFG’s success that the two agencies have started to receive enquiries about funding opportunities for larger consortia with plans for complex projects of longer duration.


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