About the programmeDepartment of Science and Technology(DST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Republic in 2019. They started scientific research and technological development programme in collaboration to support research and innovation activities financially. The programme benefits scientists from both the countries i.e. India and Portugal. The objective of this joint programme is to the advancement of technological and innovative participation among Indian and Portuguese scientists. It will also reinforce the association between research groups from each country by building bilateral research networks, research collaboration and knowledge sharing. The candidates are invited to submit a joint research proposal to get the research grant according to procedure and regulations of funding. Indians will receive a grant from DST and Portuguese applicants will get a grant from FCT.
Project areasUnder this programme, proposals with an original and genuine concept which support scientific research and technological development (SR&TD) Projects must be submitted. They must describe the research question and output of the research should be the one-step progress in knowledge and scientific research. The programme will be organised concerning international standards. The candidates can submit a proposal in the following research areas:
Funding and PaymentFrom the Portuguese side, total funding under this programme is EUR 1.000.000 and funding from Indian side will be in Indian Rupees for matching activities. Funding will be granted annually based on the project report submitted by the scientist.
Proposals submissionThe candidates must read the detailed official notification released by DST. Eligible and interested candidates may submit their research proposals on the website of DST. The candidates must also submit a copy to the email ID: email@example.com on or before the last date. The Portuguese applicants must submit applications through FCT's electronic form in a single PDF file on the Science and Technology Portal.
Important datesBeginning of application submission: May 01, 2020
Last date: July 31, 2020, 17:00 (Lisbon time).
The declaration of commitment: August 15, 2020, 17:00 (Lisbon time).
Contact detailsDr Jyoti Sharma,
International Bilateral Cooperation Division,
Department of Science and Technology,
The Ministry of Science and Technology,
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi – 110016 India
E-Mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of International Relations,
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT),
Tel: (+351) 21 391 15 44