2014 Call for nominations for Max-Planck-Gesellschaft-India Mobility Grants in cooperation with DST

Date: 
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

M A X – P L A N C K – G E S E L L S C H A F T

M A X P L A N C K S O C I E T Y

2014 call for nominations

Max Planck-India Mobility Grants
for
Junior scientists/postdoc and junior faculty

Max Planck Society
&
Department of Science & Technology (DST), India

Deadline: 15 September 2014

General & Funding

Max Planck-India Mobility Grants (formerly Max Planck – DST Visiting Fellowship) are travel grants by which cooperation between young Indian scientists and MPI is to be initiated.

Scientists who are awarded these grants must spend a minimum of one month per year at a Max Planck Institute.

The hosting Max Planck Institute will receive €3,000 per year for four years out of MPG central funds and will use this to cover the travel expenses and the local costs up to €1,500 max. The hosting institute is expected to bear the local costs which exceed this amount.
In the case of Max Planck India Mobility Grants from the BMS and CPTS, the annual amount of €3,000 is increased by additional travel funds from the DST.

Grant Holders should be motivated to extend invitations to their partners from MPI to their home institutes in India in order to further enhance cooperation.

Qualification

Qualified, promising Indian postdocs (so-called “young faculty” in India) up to the age of 35 (on 1st January 2015) who are already able to demonstrate a recognisa ble scientific profile are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck India Mobility Grants. Candidates must hold a doctor’s degree and have a proven research record and profile. A prior period as a guest at a Max Planck Institute is not a necessary precondition. Candidates for Max Planck-India Mobility Grant must be affiliated to an Indian research institution.

Nomination Modalities

The programme “Max Planck-India Mobility Grant” (MPIMG) is open to all Max Planck Institutes (MPI) and to all research institutions in India.
For Application Documents contact:
Ms Renate Bischof-Drewitz
Max Planck Gesellschaft
Division of International Relations
e-mail: bischof-drewitz@gv.mpg.de

Any further information contact:
Dr. Proteeti Bhattacharjee
Liaison Officer
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, India Office
e-mail: office.india@gv.mpg.de

Deadline for submitting Nominations: 15 September 2014.

Note:

Indian candidates are requested to refer to the DST website for detailed information at http://igstc.org/#.