26/11/2019

Call for Climate Change and Polar Research


Application Deadline: 13 February 2020

Cooperation on Climate Change and Polar Research between Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the European Union (EU) under the R&I programme 'HORIZON2020'

Researchers and innovators from universities andresearch organisations from India can team up with European partners in the calls for proposals published by the European Commission (EC) under its Research and Innovation programme 'Horizon 2020' (2014-2020).

Through participation in 'Horizon 2020', the partners can benefit from access to talent, knowledge, data and infrastructures, and connect to world-leading teams, networks, value chains and address jointly global challenges.

Based on the principle 'Horizon2020' Open to the World', Indian entities can participate in all Horizon 2020 Calls but they are not funded by Horizon 2020. To ensure funding for successful Indian applicants, MoES and the EC have concluded a Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) by which MoES agrees, in pre-selected calls, and subject to specific conditions and modalities, to fund the successful Indian participants that have been selected in Horizon 2020 project(s).

On 2 July 2019, the EC published the 'Horizon 2020' updated Work programmes for 2019-2020.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has agreed to co-fund successful Indian applicants in two call topics in areas under its mandate: see list of calls selected in Section 1 hereunder. The list provides the exact Call IDs, the opening and closing date of the call; the type of action provided and the link to the full call text as published in the Horizon 2020 Funding & Tenders Portal.

The guidelines in this notice explainthe modalities of participation that the Indian applicants have to comply with in order to be eligible for funding by MoES (see hereunder Sections 2 and 3, including Annex 1 on Administrative and Financial Considerationsto be complied with by the Indian applicants).

All proposals should be submitted to the Horizon 2020 Funding & Tenders Portaland to MoES, including the budget requested from MoES. In the absence of this, MoES will disqualify the Indian participants from funding (see Section 3hereunder).

To be noted that Indian applicants will participate as International Partners and this should be mentioned at the time of submission of the proposal. They are not required to sign the Grant Agreement.

At the end of the notice, information is also provided on how to access and go about 'Horizon 2020' formalities, which Indian applicants have also to comply with (Annex 2) and on How to find partners (Annex 3).

For the complete call text and full understanding of the call, click Horizon 2020 Funding & Tenders Portal including the general conditions and modalities.

Please see the attached document for more information.