We are pleased to inform you that the Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) is launching its third call for proposals for Joint Research Projects between Swiss and Indian researchers.
The ISJRP was initiated in 2005 by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST). In its “Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation for the period 2008-2011”, the Swiss Federal Council defined eight non European countries, including India, as priority countries for research collaboration. The Joint Research Projects of the current call will be funded by the third phase of the ISJRP programme which starts in 2012 (“Intercalary Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation 2012” before the one for 2013 – 2016 is established).
Proposals in the following priority research areas only will be accepted for consideration:
· Material Sciences & Nanotechnologies
· Human Health and Medical Sciences, restricted to the following well-defined subfields:
– Infectious biology including innovative and safe vaccine development
The selected projects will be funded for 36 months at most and will receive a maximum support of CHF 250’000 per project. The total Swiss budget allocated to the third phase of the ISJRP amounts to CHF 2 million (subject to approval by the Swiss parliament).
The deadline for submitting proposals is Saturday 30th April 2011.
Please find attached the full text of the call for proposals, which is also available on the ISJRP homepage: http://indo-swiss.epfl.ch/opencalls.
Thank you for distributing this message among your colleagues as you deem fit.
We look forward to receiving many excellent applications!
With best regards, Ursina Roder