Proposals invited for joint Indo-Hungary research in renewable energy

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO), Hungary have invited proposals from Indian and Hungarian teams for joint research projects in renewable energy.

The aim is to foster competitive projects that generate new or further developed, market-oriented technologies, products and services.

Applications are to be submitted by both the Indian and the Hungarian partners in their own countries. Unilaterally submitted applications will not be accepted.

The projects much represent clear competitive advantage and added value. Applicants are required to describe ambitious research and propose innovative approaches.

In case of application oriented proposals, applications should include a detailed dissemination plan specifying how project findings will benefit the community, e.g., through incorporation into products and services.

Inter- and multidisciplinary research teams and linkages to industrial partners (end-users) are highly encouraged.

Project duration is 36 months.

Evaluation and selection

For Indian researchers, the DST will provide funding for project related visits as per the guidelines, consumables required for doing the proposed research and manpower costs (in India) as per DST norms.

Projects shall be reviewed by two independent expert committees, one in India, coordinated by DST, and the other in Hungary, coordinated by the NRDIO.

Based on the comments of their reviewers, DST and NRDIO shall both elaborate a list of recommendations.

Timeline. The last date for submitting the applications is March 11, 2020. Each side will evaluate the proposals within eight weeks of call closing. Joint suggestion on the final decision by both sides will be given within two weeks of completing the assessment.