Under the Agreement of Cooperation in Science & Technology between India and Norway, the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) have launched a joint call for bilateral funding of Indo-Norwegian research projects in mutually agreed fields.
A budget of up to NOK 20 million (equivalent to EUR 2,4 million) in total will be available from the RCN for allocation in Norway, and an activity matching funding is available from India. The total budget from the Indian DST will cover activity matching funding and in-kind contributions for a mutually agreed number of projects.
Norwegian funding for this call for proposals is part of the two RCN programmes INDNOR and ENERGIX.
Research areas covered
The call is in the field of environmentally friendly energy research and the following topics are covered by the call:
- Renewable energy (solar, wind, bioenergy, hydropower)
- Efficient use of energy in buildings and industry
- Energy systems
The call encompasses research activities within technology and natural sciences.
Who can apply?
Joint proposals must be developed in cooperation between Principal Investigators (PIs) representing a research institution in Norway and a research institution in India. Each partner PI must submit a separate research proposal from their institution.
Project cooperation should be well-rooted in research institutions in both countries and organized to ensure relevance and benefit to society and industry.
The deadline for submitting proposals is November 26th 2014.
Se the call for proposals here: http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Funding/ENERGIX/1253979664347