The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, and Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of the Republic of Korea have invited proposals from Indian and Korean scientists and researchers for joint research projects in the areas of renewable energy, green mobility, engineering sciences, and materials science and technology.
The program is open to researchers, scientists and institutions located in India or the Republic of Korea that are engaged in advanced research in one or more of the subject areas listed above.
DST and National Research Foundation of Korea (an affiliated organization of MSIT) will conduct parallel review of the applications based on the agreed criteria.
Each selected project will be funded for a period of three years. DST would support expenditure on Indian side, whereas MSIT would meet the expenditure of Korean side. However, projects on both sides must pass the annual evaluation in each country for continuation of funding.
On the Korean side, MSIT’s tentative funding amount for each project would be approximately 40 million won per year.
Final decision for selection will be taken by mid September, and the research projects shall commence by October 1, 2020.