Call for Applications: Funding Opportunities for Indo-German Research Projects in Life Sciences

The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) announced a joint funding activity supporting Indo-German fundamental research projects within all fields of life sciences.

The funding initiative is for ambitious projects which do not just benefit from the international exchange, but the international exchange is essential for the success of the defined goal of the project.

For these innovative projects, there is no overall budget limitation. Applications for the funding opportunity can be submitted now until the 31st December 2019. Thematically the scientific approaches have to be covered by the DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The duration of the projects is up to three years.

Proposals will be evaluated separately by the DBT and DFG within the respective national competitions. Funding will be granted for only those proposals for which the DBT and DFG recommended funding.

Please find detailed information on the website of the DFG and DBT


The Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation (BayIND) has been set-up in order to coordinate and promote the university cooperation between Bavaria and India. It was founded in 2008 and is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts. The centre aims to intensive academic relation between India and Bavaria and supports the economy in its cooperation's with India. In addition, the centre has also been designed as a central service institution for companies (SMEs). The BayIND is located at Hof University of Applied Sciences and runs a liaison office in Bangalore/ India.


Bavarian-Indian Centre
for Business and University Cooperation

Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof/ Germany

+49 (0) 9281 409 5102
F +49 (0) 9281 409 5099




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