2013 Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
The Research Grants Council (RGC) / the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The Research Grants Council (RGC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invite applications for the Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2013/14 exercise. Launched in 1996, the Scheme aims to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and Germany by providing researchers in the two places with one-year or two-year travel grants.As in the 2012/13 exercise, the Hong Kong Principal Investigators could use the RGC grants to support justified research visits of research postgraduate students to partner institutions, in order to enhance the students’ training and opportunities for overseas experience. The budget for the 2013/14 exercise is HK$1.2 million. The grant size for the travel grants is HK$45,000 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and HK$30,000 per year for projects not involving students’ travel. Applications must be received by the RGC by 17 June 2013.
Applicants interested in applying for the Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme please note that parallel submissions of applications by the Hong Kong and the German applicants are required: Hong Kong applicants should submit their applications to the RGC through the Research Offices of respective institutions. Direct submission of applications to the RGC will not be accepted; and German applicants should submit their applications directly to the DAAD. Further details are available on the DAAD homepage under "DAAD PPP" at www.daad.de/hochschulen/kooperation/partnerschaft/ppp/05485.de.html#headline_0_9. Applications will be disqualified if the proposals are found to have exceeded the allowable page limits or excessive attachments.
The budget for the 2013/14 exercise is €0.12 million. The grant size for the travel grants is €4,500 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and €3,000 per year for projects not involving students' travel.