The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST) are now jointly offering researchers the opportunity to apply for bilateral Taiwan-Germany Joint Research Projects. Funding provided within this Call is intended to enhance joint collaboration between Taiwanese and German participants in a joint research project. Funding will be provided mainly in support of collaboration activities and of local research necessary for the collaboration. A valid project application consists of required materials submitted from both sides. Taiwanese applicants shall submit proposals online at the MOST webpage. An extra allowance for Taiwanese PI will be granted by the MOST once the project is approved.
Taiwanese applicants shall be principal investigators conducting MOST research projects (academia-industry collaboration research projects and MOST planned-and-promoted projects excluded).
Subject areas: All fields of basic research
Application Period: from September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Project Duration: from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022
Applications can only be funded if they are approved by both the DFG and MOST. Once a project is approved, the two parts of joint project will be funded separately by the DFG and MOST. Depending on the actual need of the add-on grant, the Taiwanese applicants may apply for the following subsidies:
Pay and temporary wages for full-time and part-time assistants
- Consumables, articles, books, and miscellaneous expenses
- Fees for visiting foreign scholars
- Research equipment fee
- Overseas travel expenses
Sum of the annual add-on grant and the annual budget of the applicant’s ongoing research project shall follow the principle of not being less than NT$1.5 million.
How to apply:
Project applications must be submitted concurrently to the DFG (German team) and to the MOST (Taiwanese team). German applicants must prepare their proposals in accordance with the DFG Application Guidelines ((http://www.dfg.de/formulare/50_01/50_01_en.pdf), while Taiwanese applicants must prepare their proposals following the rules of MOST.
For Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Ms. Hwey-Ying, Vivien, LEE
Department of International Cooperation and Science Education
Ministry of Science and Technology
For German Research Foundation (DFG)
Dr. Ingrid Kruessmann (Director for Asia-Pacific/ International Affairs)
Mr. Gerrit Schlepper