Indo-Danish proposals for strategic research collaborations within health science biotechnology 2011


Collaboration between the Department of Biotechnology and the Danish Council for Strategic Research This call is managed jointly by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Programme Commission on Individuals, Disease and Society (PCIDS) under the Danish Council for Strategic Research (DCSR). The DBT and the PCIDS invite scientists from universities, research institutions and private companies in India and Denmark conducting research within the health science biotechnology area to apply for funding of joint Indo-Danish strategic research collaborations.


Projects for a period of 3 to 5 years: The DBT and the PCIDS will support joint strategic research projects for a period of 3 to 5 years covering direct project costs e.g. research activities, research training (PhDs and post docs), courses and international conferences.


Themes Funding can be applied for within health science biotechnology including but not limited to the following areas: Stem cells and cell therapy Nucleic acid technologies Lifestyle diseases - molecular aspects Molecular epidemiology - host and pathogen components Nutrigenomics and molecular aspects of food quality - improved nutrition safety Biotechnology perspectives of traditional medicine Cancer - molecular diagnostics and therapy Vaccines and diagnostics


Selection criteria and evaluation Final decision on which project to fund will be made jointly by the DBT and the PCIDS. When selecting proposals for funding the DBT and the PCIDS will focus on (not in any order of priority): The relevance, effect and the scientific quality of the research project The added-value achieved through the joint collaborative research project The academic background and level of excellence of the involved Danish and Indian research groups Integration of the Indo-Danish research activities Managerial and scientific qualifications of the applicant and other key projects members Feasibility of the research project (including organisation, milestones and contingency plans) Last date: September 7 2011
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