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
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.
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.
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
Any further information contact:
Dr. Proteeti Bhattacharjee
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, India Office
Deadline for submitting Nominations: 15 September 2014.
Indian candidates are requested to refer to the DST website for detailed information at http://igstc.org/#.