Belgian-Indian Research and Technology Cooperation — Call for Proposals: "Support of Networking Activities"

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Within the framework of the Agreement between Belgium and India on cooperation in the fields of science and technology, it was decided, during the 5th meeting of the held on 18th January 2021, to organize a 4th joint call for proposals for networking activities in 2021.

The call 2021 was jointly launched by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) and by the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) on 25.06.2021.

The call concerns the following areas:

  • Space, including astronomy, solar physics and remote sensing;
  • Marine sciences, including marine biotechnology (organisms for industrial use, bioprospecting for bio-actives compounds from marine microorganisms, algae, seaweeds, fish and crustacean farming);
  • Life sciences with focus on micro-organisms (Anti-Microbial Resistance with One Health approach and environmental-bioremediation);
  • Geology;
  • Cybersecurity.

Who can apply?

  • For BELSPO,
    networking proposals may be submitted by Belgian higher education institutions, public scientific institutions, non-profit research centres. The participation of Federal Scientific Institutions (FSI) is encouraged.
    For equal scientific quality of submitted proposals, the preference will be given to consortiums with participation of FSI. List of FSI: annex 1 of the Submission Dossier.
  • For India,
    academics and scientists from public or from non-profit research centers who already have grants on research projects with national/state funding agencies are eligible. In case of need, partner search may be supported by the following tool: