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Thai-German S&T Cooperation Researcher Mobility Scheme

October 03, 2011

Objectives
The objective of the joint researcher mobility scheme is to facilitate bilateral cooperation between the scientific communities of Thailand and Germany by supporting the development of joint research projects, through funding of bilateral workshops/seminars, exchange visits of scientists , and visits of composite (scientific and industrial) delegations. Its general provision is to organise a yearly “call for proposals” to which bilateral Thai-German teams can respond with joint project proposals. These proposals will be evaluated by a joint Thai-German team. A fully transparent procedure should ensure that the best bilateral teams are supported.

The aim of this joint mobility scheme is, on the one hand, to allow research teams to form new collaborations and, on the other hand, to allow the teams to seek more substantial research funding from other national and international funding schemes.

This mobility scheme will fund projects for a period of up to 2 years.

Participating parties
The National Science and Development Agency of Thailand (NSTDA), Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University,  King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Mahidol University, Prince of Songkla University,  Thammasat University, Suranaree University of Technology are the implementing agencies on the Thai side. The International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (IB-BMBF at DLR), Bonn is the implementing agency on the German side. 

Researcher Mobility Scheme – Areas of Cooperation
Proposals submitted in the following national priority areas would be preferred:

•    Neglected Infectious diseases
•    Food and Agriculture Research
•    Environment and Renewable Energy
•    Logistics and Mass transportation

Researcher Mobility Scheme – Structure
The scheme will be structured as follows:

  • Maximum of 15 projects will be funded with some being funded for only a year while others may be funded for up to 2 years
  • Minimum of 1 Thai and 1 German researcher per project/ maximum of 3 trips per side per project
  • Maximum of 90 days allowances per side per project i.e. one researcher from Germany or Thailand could travel to the other country for up to a maximum of 90 days or this could be broken down into smaller travel times e.g. 3 Thai researchers travelling to Germany for a maximum of 30 days each, or 3 German researchers travelling to Thailand for 30 days each

Call for proposal click here
More information and registration
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