On 20 February 2014, the Swedish Research Council, and the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, opened the Call for a new Indo-Swedish Joint Research Programme (JRP). The aim is to support research of the highest scientific quality in the areas of medicine, health, natural sciences and engineering sciences. Grants for JRPs are meant to promote collaborative projects with clearly defined goals involving at least one Swedish and one Indian partner. The research is to be carried out at the research facilities involved; reciprocal visits and short stays in Sweden for researchers from India and vice versa are also possible within a JRP. Each proposal for a JRP must have at least one main applicant based in Sweden and one main applicant based in India. Research visits between Sweden and India should be balanced in number and duration. Visits by scientists/researchers will be financed through the budget of individual cooperative projects.
Proposals are to be jointly prepared by the Swedish and Indian applicants. However, they must be submitted separately to The Swedish Research Council and DST. In Sweden, the proposal must be submitted by the Swedish main applicant to The Swedish research council. From the Indian side, faculty, professors, scientists/researchers and post-doctoral researchers at universities and those in permanent employment at public funded R&D research institutes are eligible to apply.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 9 April 2014.
Full information about the Indo-Swedish Joint Research Programme.