The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Japan Science & Technology (JST) are jointly funding for research projects for Japanese-Indian Cooperative Program in the area of Biomedical Research. Based on the results of the evaluation, JST and DST will make a common decision regarding funding of selected proposals. JST supports expenses for Japanese researchers and DST supports expenses for Indian researchers. However, exchange visits of researchers for approved activities under the program would be supported in bilateral mode.
About Scholarship: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology. Government of India, New Delhi and the Japan Science & Technology (JST) conduct the India-Japan Science & Technology Programme to promote bilateral scientific collaboration between Indian and Japanese scientists. Applications are invited from eligible Indian researchers /scientists to submit proposals for joint projects.
Study: Applications are invited in the area of Biomedical Research which includes: Medical diagnostics for early detection, particularly for infectious diseases and System biomedicine and their computational platforms.
Course Level: This call is invited for research projects.
Scholarship by: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and the Japan Science & Technology (JST)
Location: India and Japan
Eligibility: The joint application must include one Indian and one Japanese Principal Investigators, who would be responsible for technical as well as administrative co-ordination of the project and its periodic scientific and financial reporting to the DST/ JST respectively. The Principal Investigator (PI) and other investigators in India should be scientists/ faculty members working in regular capacity in UGC recognized Universities/ Deemed Universities/Academic Institutes and National Research & Development Laboratories/ Institutes. It is preferred that a member of the project team may be designated as Co-PI.
Scholarship Open for: Citizens of India and Japan are eligible.
Value: JST supports expenses for Japanese researchers, and DST supports expenses for Indian researchers. However, exchange visits of researchers for approved activities under the program would be supported in bilateral mode i.e. a dispatching side would provide a return air ticket and premium for overseas medical insurance, and the inviting side would provide local hospitality (accommodation, meals or per diem in lieu of and local transport). DST provides the following support under the Programme:
For Indian Researchers – Cost of International airfare to and from the designated research location, visa fee, air port taxes, overseas medical insurance premium for the approved visit duration and airport transfers in India.
For Japanese Researchers – Costs of accommodation in a guest house, per diem and domestic travel expenses in India including airport transfers as per DST norms.
Selection Criteria: The following general evaluation criteria will apply to each proposed project:
1) Conformity with Program Aims and Designated Research Fields
2) Capability of Research Leaders
3) Effectiveness and Synergy of the Joint Research Project
4) Validity of Research Plan
5) Effectiveness and Continuity of Exchange
6) Validity of Exchange Plan
Notification: The final decision regarding supported projects expected to be notified during March – April, 2014.
Apply: The formats for joint project/seminar proposals and other details are available at the website. Project proposal is to be submitted through e-mail to email@example.com (preferably in MS Word format in one file indicating file name as PI name & area code) as well as by Post (3 copies ) in the prescribed format on or before the given deadline.
Deadline: 31st October, 2013
Further Information: http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/main-new.htm