Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Program 2018

Publish Date: Oct 24, 2017

Deadline: Nov 17, 2017

Indo-Hungarian Joint Research Call for Proposals 2017 

Proposals (as per funding instruments indicated at Annexure) are invited from scientists and researchers active in India and Hungary for support under the Indo-Hungarian National Innovation Office, Budapest, itself being supported by the Governments of India and Hungary. The nodal subordinated organisations for the implementation of IHSRF are the Department of Science & Technology (DST) of India, as well as the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDIO) of Hungary. 

National Innovation Office, Budapest, Hungary aims at bringing together researchers from Hungarian and Indian institutions in scientific and technological areas of strategic relevance to both countries.

Evaluation and selection

Applications submitted under the categories Joint Research Projects and Institutional Networked Projects shall be reviewed by two independent expert committees, one in India, coordinated by DST, and one in Hungary, coordinated by the Research, National Innovation Office, Budapest. Based on the comments of their reviewers, DST and National Innovation Office, Budapest shall both elaborate a list of recommendations. Preference would be given to proposals with user agencies (industry). Applications to be funded shall be placed in category A, applications considered for funding (reserve list) in category B, and applications to be rejected in category C.

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights resulting from the cooperation shall be protected and exercised in accordance with respective national legislation and international agreements of both countries.

Joint Research Projects

Funding instruments are given in Annexure-1, forms to be used in Annexure-2, Guidelines regarding organisation of the research visits in Annexure-3.

The applications should nicely be stapled, and must not be bounded. The original copy must be signed by the Indian and Hungarian principal investigators. (Electronic signature would be acceptable.) Fax copies shall also be accepted.

Applicants from India shall send the original and 3 copies of the completed application form, done in English, along with an electronic copy in a single MS Word or pdf. file (no scan copy please), as e-mail attachment to:

Shri SK Varshney

Scientist G (International Division)

Department of Science and Technology

Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110016

E-mail address:

Joint Research Projects

Description: Grants for Joint Research Projects are meant to promote collaborative projects with clearly defined goals involving at least one Indian and one Hungarian scientist. Applications should 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 be used for the benefits of the community, e.g. through incorporation into products and services. Depending on the complexity of the projects, the designation of a project coordinator ensuring coherence, consistency in the consortium, management of the project budget and responsibility for the timely delivery of reports and for maintaining communications with the Programme Management, may be required. The forming of inter- and multidisciplinary research teams and linkages to industrial partners (end-users) are highly encouraged. Support for Hungarian private partners shall be offered according to the national legislation of Hungary. However, the private partners from Indian side shall have to bring in their own funds for participating in the project. 


• To further research advances and knowledge production within the priority areas

• To create synergies across borders and institutes

• To benefit from pooled research efforts and expertise

Duration: max. 36 months

Eligible costs:

A detailed budget shall be required. Requested budget items must relate to the project research activities.

Allowable budget items:

• Travel expenses including living cost/per-diem etc. connected to project related visits as per the guidelines

• Consumables required for doing the proposed research

• Labour / Manpower Hiring costs (In India, as per DST norms, support would be available for Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow)

Due justification / basis for calculations be given for all budget heads. 

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