Indian- Argentine Scientific Research Program: JOINT CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS 2023
In the framework of the India-Argentine scientific and technological cooperation, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Argentine Republic (MINCyT) are glad to invite researchers and scientists to submit joint proposals for research projects carried out by scientists from both countries until April 30, 2023. The aim of this program is to support the development of scientific and technological cooperation between Indian and Argentine researchers and to strengthen the scientific partnership between research groups from both countries by establishing bilateral research networks, enhancing research cooperation and promoting the exchange of knowledge between Argentine and Indian scientists.
AREAS OF COOPERATION
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Argentine Republic (MINCyT) provide financial support to joint research activities carried out by research groups in both countries. Indian-Argentine research groups are hereby invited to submit joint proposals for research projects in the following topics:
b) Energy Transition
FORMS OF COOPERATION
Cooperation will consist in conducting joint research as well as mutual visits between laboratories for the purpose of facilitating the research. Cooperation may also take the form of:
a) Joint research activities in which interdependent subprojects of a single project are conducted in Indian and Argentine and laboratories.
b) Complementary methodological approaches to a common problem.
c) Joint use of research facilities, materials, equipment and/or services by cooperating scientists.
d) Principal Investigators/ Co-Investigators and young researchers (PhD students and/or Post-doctorates) visits.
a) Indian and Argentine collaborative research groups that submit a research project in the above cooperation areas are eligible.
b) Each research group must be led by a National Project Manager, who must be a member of an academic or research institution or a professor emeritus who is still conducting research at an academic or research institution.
c) The led researcher should not be retired/ superannuation during the duration of the said project. In addition, each research group must be composed of two (2) or more researchers, preferably young researchers.
d) Those directly involved in the organization of the call or in the evaluation of the projects, or their immediate family members, are not eligible for this call.
Selected projects will have a duration of up to two years from the beginning of their execution, according to the schedule of this call.
Both parties will fund up to FOUR (4) joint research projects. Both parties will make separate financial arrangements and provide funding to successful applicants in accordance with their own relevant regulations.
a) Project Funding by MINCYT:
MINCYT will fund each Argentine research group for up to a maximum amount in PESOS equivalent to USD 10,000 (US dollars) per project per year, to be disbursed in 2023 and 2024, subject to the internal funding provisions and subsequent funding reporting. Such amount will be paid in pesos, translated at the Banco de la Nación Argentina exchange rate prevailing at the time funding is approved. This funding will be sent to the bank account of the institution designated by the Argentine Project Manager for management.
Eligible Items for MINCyT Funding
The funds provided by MINCyT are intended to cover the following costs:
I. Consumables: spare parts, supplies, educational materials, bibliography.
II. Project-related travel costs for working team members and invited researchers. Accommodation costs in the Republic of India for project members. As a general rule, trips may last up to 30 days.
IV. Minor equipment, joint seminars, workshops and outreach activities.
The funds provided by MINCyT will not cover the following costs:
I. Technical assistance.
b) Project Funding by DST:
The Department of Science and Technology will provide the funds for maximum of two visits per year (one for led/ co-led researcher and one for young researcher) upto 14 days. The funds for contingency upto Rs. 50,000 per year may also be considered.
PROJECT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Projects must be submitted jointly and simultaneously by the respective Managers of the research groups in India and Argentina using a project application form. The national research groups of both parties should consult with each other prior to making the joint submission to the offices.
Additional information can be obtained from the following contact persons:
For administrative inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission of complete proposal: 30 April 202
Deadline for submission of concept note/expression of interest to R&D Department – 10 April 2023, EoD. The project proposal in prescribed format or the concept note as the case may be, should be sent to Dean R&D (email@example.com), with CC to Associate Dean (R&D) (firstname.lastname@example.org) well in time.
For more information, please see attachment and visit https://dst.gov.in/callforproposals/indo-argentina-joint-call-2023.