01 JAN 2000
Call for Indo-Danish proposals for strategic research cooperation within health science biotechnology 2013
Submission deadline: 13 September 2013.
This call is managed jointly by the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Programme Commission on Individuals, Disease and Society under the Danish Council for Strategic Research (DCSR).
The DBT and the DCSR invite scientists from universities, research institutions and private companies in India and Denmark conducting research within the health science biotechnology area to apply for funding of joint Indo-Danish strategic research cooperation.
The total economical frame (DBT and DCSR funding) is approx. € 2,6 million.€ 1.3 million is funded by the DCSR and € 1.3 million is funded by DBT. Up to two projects may be funded. Significant co-financing as well as the participation of relevant public or private entities other than the main applicants is expected.
The DBT and DCSR will support joint strategic research projects for a period of 3 to 5 years covering direct project costs, e.g. research activities, research training (PhDs and post docs), courses and international conferences.
Application for funding should be directed towards human aspects of health science biotechnology. The following topics fall within the focus of the programme although other topics within human health biotechnology also may be submitted:
- Stem cells and cell therapy
- Nucleic acid technologies
- Lifestyle diseases - molecular aspects
- Molecular epidemiology - host and pathogen components
- Biotechnology perspectives of traditional medicine
- Cancer - molecular diagnostics and therapy
- Vaccines and diagnostics
Joint proposals, in English, must be submitted to both DBT and DCSR. Only proposals submitted to both DBT (by the Indian principal investigator) and DCSR (by the Danish principal investigator) are eligible for funding. The project proposal must be written jointly by Indian and Danish researchers and must reflect unison and close cooperation.
Further information: DBT