These joint proposals have to be based on a close interaction between the German and Russian research teams and should present joint project goals and a joint work plan with balanced contributions from all project partners. Proposals without strong interaction between the partners should be submitted as separate proposals in the standard funding schemes of DFG and RFBR.
At the DFG the proposals in this call are submitted in the funding scheme “Sachbeihilfe/Research Grants” and will be reviewed in competition with all other proposals in this scheme. It is important to note that there are no separate funds available for these efforts, proposals must succeed on the strengths of their intellectual merit in competition with all other proposals in the funding scheme “Sachbeihilfe/Research Grants”.
For German partners – please note that if you are using the elan system for the first time, you need to register prior submitting your application with your complete personal and address details by 21 February 2018 at the latest.
In accordance with the full proposal target date of RFBR proposals to the DFG should be submitted no later than 1 March 2018.