Call for proposal

  Monday 16 April 2018

[SNSF – Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program call 2018 on Life Sciences]

In the context of the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP), the SNSF and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India have issued a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs) in life sciences.
The thematic area is: Blue sky research/basic research in the life sciences which is either biotechnology-related or biotechnology-inspired; biotechnology as key enabling technology including (but not restricted to) the following sectors: agriculture, environment, energy, materials sciences, health, medicine, industry (industrial biotechnology). Blue sky research implies a freedom to carry out flexible, curiosity-driven research that leads to outcomes not envisaged at the outset.
Proposal must have at least one main applicant based in Switzerland and one main applicant based in India. The SNSF will cover the costs for the Swiss part of the research and the DBT the Indian part. Applicants requesting funding in Switzerland must meet the eligibility requirements of the SNSF. Each applicant may only apply for one project. The applications will be jointly evaluated by the SNSF and the DBT. Up to 12 projects will be funded.
Funding and duration
Funding amount: on the Swiss side, max. 350’000 CHF per project. The grants cover similar costs as those incurred in national SNSF projects: salaries (PhD students, postdocs, other staff) as well as consumables, some minor equipment and mobility costs related to the project
Duration: 4 years (shorter proposal will not be accepted); earlier starting date: January 1st 2019
Submission deadline: April 16th 2018
Application: before preparation of the proposals, please have a look at the Guidelines. Proposals are to be submitted jointly by the Swiss and Indian applicants. Submission by the Swiss applicant via platform
For more information: please have a look at the SNSF website, the call document or contact the SNSF or the Research Office

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