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DST-DAAD Indo-German Joint Research Collaboration – Apply Online Now!

DST-DAAD Indo-German Joint Research Collaboration – Apply Online Now!. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

Announcement 2023
Project- based Personnel Exchange Programme
“Indo-German Joint Research Collaboration”

DAAD / Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Launch date : 5th October 2023
Last Date: 20th November 2023 ( by 5.00 p.m.)


Agreement: The ’Project-based Personnel Exchange Programme’(PPP) is a bilateral research promotion programme which is the result of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concluded in 1998 between the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Who are the funding institutions? DAAD receives funds for implementing the programme through a budget allocation made by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On the Indian side, the programme is funded by Government of India through the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

What are the aims of the programme? 

The basic aim of the programme is to strengthen the collaboration between Indian and German research groups, which are working jointly on a particular scientific project.  The programme ’Project-based Personnel Exchange’ envisages, in this connection, financial support for operational mobility

only. Particular emphasis is thereby accorded to academic training and specialization of young researchers.

Concrete objectives have to be mentioned in the application (project description) (including the number and academic credentials of the researchers to be supported).
Research collaborations entered into with the intention of initiating major projects, such as the preparation of joint applications meant for submission to any other funding organisation, are highly preferred.

Which are the target groups? Scientists/ researchers, university professors, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students.

Who can apply?

University professors, scientists/researchers from German and Indian universities and those in permanent positions at research institutes / laboratories are eligible to apply.
The programme is open to academics in the disciplines of agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, forestry, engineering, earth sciences, mathematics, theoretical computer science, informatics, medicine, life sciences, health sciences, animal sciences, nutritional medicine, physics, material sciences and chemistry.

What are the pre-requisites for application? The pre-requisite for application is a concrete and precise scientific research project proposal of high quality, on which academics from both countries jointly, and to the extent possible complementarily, want to work on. It would not suffice just to describe scientific problems of a general nature which both research groups are interested in.

The basic funding for the project (personnel and material costs on both sides) must be secured by own funds or by third party funding. 

The research group on each side should consist of a project leader and up to two doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers. The total number of participants in the project on both sides should not exceed three from each side.

Application shall be considered by DST and DAAD only if a parallel application has been submitted simultaneously by the Indian and German partner to DST and DAAD respectively.  The project proposal must be clearly described in, the concrete tasks that would be undertaken by the German group and those by the Indian partner.

The scientific contents of the proposal must be common from both sides.

What  is the funding period ? A project, if jointly approved, shall be funded for a maximum period of two years.

In case the applicant leaves his/her institution before the expiry of the official validity of the project, its continuity must be safeguarded, for instance through a written confirmation by the grantee institution.

The project funds from June 2024 onwards will be sanctioned subject to the condition that the budget allocation is available to DAAD and DST through the funding ministries.

What are the conditions for re- and   multiple applications? Re-applications within the framework of the programme  are only possible, once the previous project has been formally closed at both sides.

What is the deadline of application? The deadline for submission of online applications at DAAD Bonn Germany and at DST New Delhi is 20th November 2023. Applications received after this deadline will not be entertained in any case.

Where should the applications be submitted?

The German research groups must apply online via the DAAD-Portal. Please note: Before the submission of the application documents, applicants from German research groups are strongly recommended to visit the DAAD website http://www.daad.de/go/pf57692192 for further information on the DAAD call for applications (program name in German:  Programm des Projektbezogenen Personenaustauschs) and the access to the DAAD Portal. In addition German applicants should contact the DAAD directly for advice and assistance on the specific application procedure.

Indian partners need to submit application through EPMS portal of DST available at  https://onlinedst.gov.in. It is also suggested to submit well in advance to avoid the last day submission rush. Applications by email or hard copies will not be accepted by DST.

Who is the contact person at DAAD?

Heike Gabler
P33 – Projektförderung deutsche Sprache und Forschungsmobilität (PPP)
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
Tel.: 0228 / 882-375
Fax: 0228 / 882-9375
E-mail: [email protected]

Who is the contact person at the DST in India?

For information  regarding programme implementation and the application procedure in India, please contact:

Dr. Sibashisa Dash
International Cooperation Division
Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of India
Technology Bhavan,New Mehrauli Road
New-Delhi-110 016
E-mail: [email protected]

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