Egyptian-German Research Fund (GERF) (Deadline September 14, 2012)


Call for Proposals

Joint Announcement

Third joint announcement by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of the Federal Republic of Germany of regulations governing the funding of joint innovative projects in the field of applied research through the

Egyptian-German Research Fund (GERF).

Object of funding

The aim of this third joint announcement is to fund and support joint innovative, application-oriented research projects. Applicants are particularly encouraged to submit proposals in the following fields:

Food Security
Climate Change
Renewable Energy
Urban Planning
Social Sciences and Humanities

Eligibility Criteria

German-Egyptian research teams based at public or non-public Egyptian and German research organizations, public or non-public institutions of higher education, non-university research institutions or commercial companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and non-governmental and civil society organizations are eligible for funding.
Research institutions that receive joint basic funding from the Federal Government and the Lšnder can only be granted project funding supplementary to their basic funding to cover additional expenditure under certain preconditions.
The maximum allowed total budget is €200,000 per joint project.
The maximum duration of a project is 24 months.
On the Egyptian side, the Principal Investigator (PI) must be affiliated to an institution which has an Egyptian legal identity.

On the Egyptian side, the following items are eligible for funding:

Cost of equipment (up to 25% of the total budget provided by STDF)
Outreach activities
Travel costs
Indirect costs

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