Joint Research Programme 2019
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Joint Research Programme 2019

The official notification for the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange – NAWA (Poland), Joint Research Programme 2019 has been released. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all of the details on the same below:

This call expires in :

-21Days -16Hours -17Minutes -14Seconds


The last date extended (14.08.2019 to 28.08.2019)

Government of India

The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange – NAWA (Poland), invite proposals for Joint Research projects in bilateral mode involving scientists & technologists from India and Poland.

The DST and the NAWA (hereinafter referred to as the “Implementing Agencies”) hereby invite Indian and Polish scientists/researchers to submit proposals for Joint Research Projects in the following scientific areas :

i) Natural Sciences
ii) Engineering and Technology
iii) Medical and Health Sciences
iv) Agricultural Sciences

A. Guidelines for Proposal Submission:

1. About Proposals:

a) Research Projects should be carried out jointly by research teams from both countries.
b) Each country should have a team with a Team leader. The team leader should be one
who holds a full-time position

  • The cost of international air travel (up to airport nearest to project location) and
    overseas medical insurance for a visiting scientist/expert/student shall be borne
    by the sending Implementing Agency.
  • The cost of furnished accommodation, transport and per diem at a mutually
    agreed rate will be provided by the Receiving Implementing Agency, for the
    approved duration of the visit.

2. Timeline:

  • Launch of call on NAWA and DST websites: 10 June 2019
  • Project Submission Ends: 14 August 2019
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3. Submission:

Please note the following important application instructions

  • Research projects of two years in duration are eligible for funding.
  • Each project application must consist of an Indian and Polish applicant (Principal
    Investigators) who together have developed a joint project proposal and project
    budget. The joint project proposal along with all supporting documentation required by
    each funding organization must be submitted online via on the Indian side. All documents
    and forms required for a project application are accessible online.
  • The online application will be automatically sent to both DST and NAWA together with
    all funding organization specific documents submitted as part of the online application

An Application shall be rejected if –

(a) the Applications required to be submitted online and by email and the hard copies
thereof are not received by the respective Implementing Agency by the dates set
out in paragraph 2 above;
(b) it is not in the format prescribed by the relevant Implementing Agency; or
(c) it is incomplete and does not contain the information required to be submitted in
terms of the prescribed Form to enable an assessment to be conducted.

An email acknowledging receipt of the application will be provided to the applicant by
the receiving Implementing Agency.

Further Information:

To submit a proposal to NAWA: All documents and forms required for a project application are accessible at

To submit a proposal to DST: All documents and forms required for a project application are accessible at

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 14 August 2019

  • The Indian researchers can download the proposal formats from websites and should submit a completed application form
    and all relevant information.
  • Proposals must be submitted to DST through the e-application system provided at
  • Indian Applicants are also requested to send the soft copy of the proposal through email to [email protected] and three hard copies (1 original + 2 copies) to DST by 14
    August 2019 through proper channel. It should be ensured that the application with
    the identical title has been submitted by his / her Polish counterpart to NAWA by the due
  • Proposal submitted only on one side will not be considered.
  • Hard copies of the proposal should be submitted to the following address:
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Dr (Mrs) Ujjwala Tripti Tirkey,
Scientist ‘F’/Director,
Room No. 19 B, S&T Block I,
International Cooperation (Bilateral),
Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110016
Tel: +91 (0)11 2659 0377; +91 (0)11 2686 4642
Email: [email protected]


1. The following procedure will be followed in assessing valid Applications –
(a) All valid applications will be submitted for the peer review process and shall be referred
to an Independent Advisory Panel thereafter for a rating in terms of the criteria set out
in paragraph (e) below.
(b) Applications that attain a positive rating will be eligible to be considered for funding.
(c) A Joint Committee comprising representatives of the Implementing Agencies (the
“Joint Committee”) will, upon a consideration of the rating, determine which
proposals will receive funding. Such a decision will also take into account the funding
(d) Decisions made by the Joint Committee shall be final.
(e) Evaluation Criteria:
Substantive evaluation of applications shall be made in observance of the following
♦ Scientific importance of the project covered in the application – 0 to 5 points
♦ Proposed research methodology – 0 to 5 points
♦ Qualification and experience of both research teams when it comes to the field
covered in the project – 0 to 5 points
♦ Importance of the established scientific cooperation and prospects for its
continuation – 0 to 5 points

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Additional criteria:

Points shall be awarded for giving consideration to the priorities, laid down in this call for
applications, whereby 1 shall mean that an additional criterion has been met, 0 – an
additional criterion has not been met.

  • Participation of young scientists – 0 or 1 point
  • Possible cooperation with socio-economic partners in the course or as a result of
    the project – 0 or 1 point

The maximum number of points that can be obtained is 22.

2. Where an Application is selected for funding support, the respective Implementing
Agencies will notify the Team Leader of the project, accordingly.

The following may be contacted for further details and clarifications if any –

For India 

Dr Ujjwala T Tirkey
Scientist `F’, International Division
Room No 19 B, S&T Block I
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110 016., India
E-mail: [email protected]
Ph: 011- 26864642, 26590577

For Poland

Polish National Agency for Academic
Mr Piotr Serafin
Department of Programmes for Scientists
ul Polna 40
00-635 Warsaw, Poland
Email: [email protected]
Ph: +48 22 390 35 46

The last date extended (14.08.2019 to 28.08.2019)

For detailed guidelines and application format, please visit
International Cooperation (Bilateral) at

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