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23rd Call for G-RISC Proposals

Oct 01, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
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Scope of Funding by G-RISC: Mobility, Electronic Projects & Sur-Place Stipends. Funding period: 1 January – Jun 30 June 2021

The German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (G-RISC) is a Center of Excellence established in 2010. The main offices are based at St. Petersburg State University and Freie Universität Berlin. G-RISC relies on funding and regulations of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), St. Petersburg State University, and Freie Universität Berlin providing a unique interdisciplinary research platform supporting excellent education and research in binational projects between Russia and Germany.

Scientific Scope of Funding by G-RISC

A. Mobility Projects

Focus is interdisciplinary research in the following fields of natural sciences (in alphabetical order):

  • Applied Research
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fundamental Research
  • Life Sciences
  • Materials Research

Subject of Funding

  • Mobility funds for excellent young Russian students, doctoral students, or post-docs up to the age of 35 years aiming interdisciplinary research projects in the fields mentioned above in Germany, where support can be requested for research stays up to 2 months (typically 1 month). Funding Rates: see Annex 1 , Section 1 and 2 (below).
    Qualification requirement for graduates: Bachelor or equivalent degree.
    Qualification requirement for doctoral students: Master or equivalent degree.
  • Mobility funds for excellent master students, doctoral students, or post-docs from Germany up to the age of 35 years aiming at interdisciplinary research projects in the fields mentioned above in Russia up to one month. Funding Rates: see Annex 1 , Section 1 and 2 (below)
    Qualification requirement for graduates: Bachelor or equivalent degree.
    Qualification requirement for doctoral students: Master or equivalent degree.
  • Mobility funds for outstanding researchers from Russia or Germany teaching of compact interdisciplinary classes of broad interdisciplinary interest in the fields mentioned above at the partner institutions in Russia or Germany.
    Teaching visits for compact classes last typically for 7 days and require at least 6 h of lectures. Funding Rates: see Annex 1, Section 1 and 2 (below).
  • Language Skills: Candidates who participate in mobility programs funded by G-RISC must have sufficient language skills in English.
  • Note: The maximum number of funded people is limited up to 2 people per project.
  • Interdisciplinary Conferences and Workshops: Support for interdisciplinary conferences and workshops can also be provided by G-RISC. Limited funds can be allocated for travel expenses, the accommodation of invited speakers, and consumables (e.g. food). In addition to basic information on the planned event, it must be made clear in the maximum 2 page proposal what the benefit of the conference/workshop is for G-RISC and how young researchers are integrated in such activities. Funds for small workshops must not exceed 3,000 €, larger events may request multiples of this amount. It is advised to plan such activities sufficiently in advance.

B. Electronic Projects requiring no mobility

1. Electronic Projects: Sustainable developments in German-Russian collaboration promoting the goals of G-RISC using electronic means and their demonstration of use. The need for these developments must be documented by the involved research groups and preferentially a larger community from Russia and Germany within the scientific scope of G-RISC (see above).

Possible electronic projects may include:

  • Development of software for interdisciplinary scientific use in support of the joint interpretation of experimental results or modeling, where preference is given to interdisciplinary community efforts.
  • Development of software for use in support of electronic teaching (e.g. applets for electronic experiments) or electronic examinations to be made available to G-RISC for future use.
  • Development of electronic teaching of compact classes to be made available to G-RISC for future use (preference: mp4 format).
  • Development of innovative concepts or formats for virtual conferences and events.

Original project ideas can be funded up to 3,000 EUR for project materials costs (assets), where the simple purchase of hardware or commercial software packages and its subsequent collaborative use is excluded. See also Annex, Section 3.

2. Sur-Place Stipends: Scientific collaborations within the interdisciplinary scope of G-RISC (see above) not requiring physical visits or realization of Electronic Projects (see above) can be funded with a support of 150 EUR per month – only Russian Institutions can apply, German Institutions cannot apply for Sur-Place stipends. See also Annex, Section 4.

C. Regulations How to Prepare a G-RISC Proposal 

Detailed regulations on how to prepare a G-RISC Proposal are available on the G-RISC website.

D. Deadline

Deadline for submission of proposals: October 31, 2020 (23:59 CET)


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Keywords

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  • Forschungsaufenthalt
  • G-RISC
  • research stay
  • sur-place stipends