Information for Researchers No. 16 | 24 February 2022
German-Korean Funding Programme for Joint Workshops and Research Visits
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for German-Korean joint workshops and research visits. Proposals must be submitted not later than 14 April 2022.
This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and South Korea to establish collaborative scientific relationships and prepare joint projects. Funding is available for the following collaborative measures:
- exploratory workshops;
- research visits (max. three months).
Both components can be combined if they are in close temporal relationship and if this facilitates especially effective preparation of a joint project. All individual collaborative measures must be carried out within a maximum period of twelve months.
Early career scientists holding a doctoral degree are strongly encouraged to participate in the above-mentioned activities.
Each national funding organisation will fund the costs for travel and accommodation of the researchers based in its own country. Organisational costs for workshops and for participants in workshops from third countries are funded by the funding organisation of the host country. Funding is only available for projects which involve a convincing collaboration between the German and Korean partners and for which the anticipated research benefit is clearly outlined.
Proposals must be submitted to both organisations in accordance with the proposal preparation requirements of both sides, respectively. Applicants from Korea submit their documents to the NRF, applicants from Germany to the DFG. Applicants to be funded by the DFG are requested to fulfil the eligibility requirements of DFG Initiation of International Collaboration and use the corresponding application form, see the corresponding guidelines of the Initiation of International Collaboration Programme (DFG form 1.813). The components “exploratory workshops” and “project-related trips abroad” can be funded. The component „project-related guest visits“ cannot be funded since costs for travel and accommodation of researchers based in Korea who are visiting partners in Germany are funded by NRF.
For applicants to be funded by the DFG the “Duty to Cooperate” within Germany for members of non-university institutions with permanent positions applies. All documents must be written in English and must be submitted by 14 April 2022. Proposals arriving late and/or those not fulfilling the national requirements will not be considered. For first-time users of the DFG’s online submission system “elan” pre-registration is necessary by 5 April 2022.
Applicants to be funded by the DFG must upload their proposal via elan, the DFG’s electronic proposal processing system, following the DFG’s guidelines. After logging in, please go to “Proposal Submission” – “New Project” – “Initiation of International Collaboration Programme”. In the field “Proposal for an Initiation of International Collaboration” click the button “Start online form” – “Continue”. There you will find a list of “Calls for Proposals”. Please select “NRF-DFG-Call-2022” to tag your proposal for this specific call.
All proposals will be reviewed by both organisations separately. The results of the review process will be shared between the agencies. Support will be granted for those proposals where both DFG and NRF recommend funding. The selection of the projects will be completed by December 2022.
For researchers in Germany:
Detailed information about the collaboration between DFG and NRF can be obtained at the DFG Head Office, Bonn:
- Raoul Wagner
phone +49 228 885-2217
Link auf E-Mailraoul.firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit a proposal to the DFG, please follow the “Guidelines for the Initiation of International Collaboration Programme“ (form 1.813) at:
General information for German PI on Initiation of International Collaboration:
- Interner Linkwww.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/ initiation_international_collaboration
The DFG’s electronical portal “elan” can be found at:
Further information on elan:
- Interner Linkwww.dfg.de/en/research_funding/principles_dfg_funding/elan
- Link auf PDF-Dateiwww.dfg.de/download/pdf/foerderung/antragstellung/elan/flyer_eant_en.pdf
- Link auf PDF-Dateiwww.dfg.de/download/pdf/foerderung/antragstellung/elan/faq_eant_en.pdf
For researchers in Korea:
- Dr. Jong-Deok Kim
phone: +82 2 3460 5631
Link auf E-Mailjdkim@nrf.re.kr
- Externer Linkhttps://www.nrf.re.kr/eng/index
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