ATN - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) : Joint Research Co-operation Scheme
Scheme Information for applications in 2013, for funding in 2014-2015
The scheme is a joint initiative of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In September 2010 the ATN formed a strategic partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to create the ATN - DAAD Joint Research Cooperation Scheme for an initial period of three years. The scheme is currently jointly funded by the ATN and the DAAD.
Objectives and scope
The scheme aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from ATN universities and German researchers from German universities, institutes of technology and Fachhochschulen. (Fachhochschulen are German higher education institutions that offer applied and practical courses of study.) The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at ATN universities. It is intended that the scheme will result in research outcomes and the exchange of skills and knowledge of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany.
Applications can fall within a range of discipline areas including Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Medical Science and Social Science. Both the ATN and the DAAD encourage strongly projects in the fields of The Creative Industries, Architecture & Design.
Projects may have a maximum length of two years under the scheme.
Applicants must be Australian citizens or hold permanent residence status in Australia and be employed as an academic staff member in a teaching and research or research only role at an ATN university for the duration of the project. Projects will be funded within a framework of well-defined research proposals necessitating research collaboration between Australian and German researchers. Particular preference will be given to projects that facilitate exchanges between early career researchers involved in research collaborations of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany.
Activities not funded by the scheme
The basic research costs (staff and equipment) on both sides of the research project will not be funded from this scheme, but must be secured from other sources. Participant salary and associated costs will not be covered. Proposals based purely on study and training will not be funded. Nor will proposals for which funding is already available from other sources to support the travel and associated costs of Australian researchers. Whilst on exchange, participants will continue to be paid by their home institutions and must ensure they are covered by their travel and other relevant insurance policies.
Application and selection process
An application for a project to be funded under the ATN-DAAD scheme must be made in two parts:
1. The Australian applicant must use the Australian application pack and send applications to the designated contact officer in the research office at their ATN university.
2. The German collaborating partner must submit a completed German application form to the DAAD by the closing date ( access the relevant forms and details through the DAAD portal). The title of the project should be the same as that in the Australian application (subject to translation).
An application for funding under the ATN-DAAD scheme will not be deemed eligible unless both parts of the application are completed.
Projects will then be selected for funding based on the competitive process set out in the scheme guidelines.
The deadline for applications is
30 June 2013.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2013.
Assessment of the applications will be undertaken by the DAAD according to the following criteria:
• Quality of the research project
• Quality and experience of the participating researchers/research groups
• Level of involvement of early career researchers
• Potential of the project to result in outcomes of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany
Further information. Requests for further information about the scheme from potential applicants should, in the first instance, be directed to:
Dr Steve Gower
Dr Steve Gower
Director: Research Partnerships
Director: Research Partnerships
p. +61 3 9925 4743
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Mrs Helen Partridge
Manager: Applications Support Team
p. +61 8 8302 3958
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
Ms Helen Thomson
Manager: Research Development
p. +61 2 9514 7452
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Ms Sonia DeAraugo
Research Development Assistant
Division of Research and Commercialisation
p. +61 7 3138 2197
Professor Brett Kirk
Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Development
p. +61 8 9266 2155