SRSF 2021 Joint Project Call Announced

26 May 2020 | 18:00 Code : 86 News and Events
Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have announce their 5th round of joint calls to support joint research projects and workshops.
SRSF 2021 Joint Project Call  Announced

SRSF Joint Project Call (2021)

Silk Road Science Fund

Silk Road Science Fund (SRSF) is a joint project between Iran and China to:

  • support joint Research and Development projects, and
  • hold joint workshops.

In its fifth year, proposals applied jointly by researchers from Iran on the one hand and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on the other will be supported along with SRSF framework. The proposals have to be on one of the following scientific fields:

  • Nano technology
  • Cognitive sciences 

Joint Research and Development Projects

SRSF supports a maximum of six joint research projects.

Iranian researchers can register their joint research proposals in Iran National Science Foundation Research Management System from May 20, 2020 to July 19th, 2020.

To receive the proposal for joint projects please click here.

Both parties shall submit their proposals to their due funding agencies under this call, i.e. INSF or CAS.  Proposals submitted by only one of the two parties will not enter the review process.

Those research projects that are feasible to be conducted solely in Iran, shall not be supported under this call. Researchers have to justify the need for and added value of their international cooperation.

Iranian principal investigator (PI) must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes in Iran and the Chinese PI must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes affiliated to CAS.

Matchmaking between Iranian and Chinese PIs is not done by INSF or CAS.

Those Iranian researchers who have an ongoing international research project funded by INSF, cannot submit proposals under this Call.

The maximum of financial support granted to Iranian researchers is 1.680.000.000 IRR per year.

The maximum time period for each project is three years and the approved projects will start from January 2021.

Joint Workshops

SRSF supports a maximum of three workshops.

Iranian researchers can register their joint research proposals in Iran National Science Foundation Research Management System from May 20, 2020 to July 19th, 2020.

To receive the proposal for joint projects please click here.

All proposals must be submitted separately and simultaneously to INSF (by Iranian researchers) and CAS (by Chinese researchers). Applications submitted by only one of the two parties will not enter the review process.

Iranian principal investigator (PI) must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes in Iran and the Chinese PI must be a faculty member in one of the universities or research institutes affiliated to CAS.

Matchmaking between Iranian and Chinese PIs is not done by INSF or CAS.

The workshop may be held only in Iran or China.

In case the workshop is held in Iran, INSF will grant a maximum of 630.000.000 IRR to the Iranian researcher for hosting the workshop, and CAS will cover the travel costs of the Chinese researcher to participate in the workshop.

In case the workshop is held in China, INSF will cover the travel costs of the Iranian researcher to participate in the workshop.

Those researchers whose joint workshop proposals have been accepted last year within the SRSF framework are NOT allowed to submit proposals for joint research projects this year.

Workshops must be held in 2021.

 

Call Timetable

Opening of the Call: May 20, 2020

Deadline for Proposal Submission: July 19th, 2020

Final Results Announcement: October 15th, 2020

Start of Projects: January 2021

 

Contact Details

INSF Coordinator:

Ms. Zahra Ehsani

Officer of International Affairs and Scientific Studies, Iran National Science Foundation (INSF)

Phone: +98 (21) 82161112

Email: ehsani.s@insf.org 

 

CAS Coordinator:

Mr. Haitao Chen

Program Officer, Division of Asian and African Affairs, 

Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Phone: +86-10-68597480

Email: htchen@cashq.ac.cn


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