Bilateral cooperation

Cooperation with Taiwan

On 3 November 2008, a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Cooperation between the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), formerly National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC), was signed by the Presidents of both agencies. The aim of this Memorandum is to establish and broaden cooperation in research and development between researchers and institutions of these two countries and to enable easier exchange of information and techniques in the areas of common interest.
The agreement of cooperation involves all areas of basic research. Bilateral project proposals should meet all criteria required by the Czech Science Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Proposals are to be submitted in English language to both grant agencies simultaneously. The call for proposals is announced once a year, usually in February/March. Project duration is two to three years. Proposals for bilateral projects have to be based on mutually complementary methodologies and procedures. Proposals need to have one Czech and one Taiwanese Principal Investigator.

With respect to bilateral projects, the evaluation is conducted independently in both partner agencies. In case of GACR, the evaluation of project proposals is based on a bottom-up peer review system – a Panel system and external reviewers. The final decision on the funding of bilateral research projects depends on final approval from both research grant agencies (MOST and GACR).
Within GACR, proposals are submitted via an online system – GRIS. Czech applicants have to follow the Tender Document of the respective year when submitting the proposals.

Contact person at MOST for the bilateral cooperation with GACR is:

prof. Hong-Wei Yen, Ph.D.
MOST
e- mail: hwyen@most.gov.tw
tel.: +420 235 312 715

Cooperation with Korea

On 8 June 2005, a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Cooperation between the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the Korea Research Foundation (KRF), presently the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), was signed in Prague. The aim of this Memorandum is to establish and broaden cooperation in research and development between researchers and institutions of these two countries and to enable better exchange of information and techniques in the areas of common interest.

The agreement of cooperation involves all areas of basic research. Proposals are to be submitted in English language to both grant agencies simultaneously and should meet all criteria required by GACR and NRF. The call for proposals is announced once a year usually in February/March and total project duration is two to three years. Proposals for bilateral projects have to be based on mutually complementary methodologies and procedures. Proposals need to have one Czech and one Korean Principal Investigator.

With respect to bilateral projects, the evaluation is conducted independently in both partner grant agencies. In case of GACR, the evaluation of project proposals is based on a bottom up peer review system – a Panel system and external reviewers. The final decision on the funding of bilateral research projects depends on final approval from both research grant agencies (NRF and GACR).

Within GACR, proposals are submitted via an online system – GRIS. The Czech applicants should follow the Tender Document of the respective year when submitting the proposal.

Contact person at NRF for the bilateral cooperation with GACR is:

(Ms.) Kim Ji-min
NRF
e-mail: jmkim@nrf.re.kr
tel.: 02-3460-5722

 

Cooperation with Germany

In November 2005, Memorandum of Understanding between the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) was signed. The aim of this Memorandum is to establish and broaden cooperation between researchers and institutions of these two countries in research and development and to enable the exchange of information and techniques and the use of specialised equipment available in the countries involved.

The agreement of cooperation involves all areas of basic (frontier) research. Proposals are to be submitted in English language to both grant agencies simultaneously and have to meet all criteria required by DFG and GACR. The call for proposals is announced once a year with total project duration of two to three years. Proposals for bilateral projects have to be based on mutually complementary methodologies. The projects need to have one Czech and one German Principle Investigator. Within GACR, proposals are submitted via an online system – GRIS.

With respect to bilateral projects, the evaluation is conducted independently in both partner agencies. In case of GACR, the evaluation of project proposals is based on a bottom-up peer review system
– a Panel system and external reviewers. The final decision on the funding of bilateral research projects depends on final approval from both research grant agencies (GACR and DFG).

Dr. Jörn AchterbergStephanie Laß
DFGDFG
e-mail: joern.achterberg@dfg.dee-mail: stephanie.lass@dfg.de
tel.: +49(228) -885 2494tel.: +49 (228) 885-2442
To discuss the conditions of this call, applicants are advised to contact these contact persons only.
For more detailed information (in German) please visit DFG.

Cooperation with São Paolo

On 5 November 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Cooperation between the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) was signed. The aim of this Memorandum is to establish and broaden cooperation in research and development between researchers and institutions and to enable easier exchange of information and techniques in the areas of common interest.

The agreement of cooperation involves all areas of basic research. Proposals are to be submitted in English language to both grant agencies simultaneously and have to meet all criteria required both by GACR and FAPESP. The call for proposals is announced once a year, usually in February/March. Project duration is three years. Proposals for bilateral projects have to be based on mutually complementary methodologies and procedures. Proposals need to have one Czech Principal Investigator and one on the side of Sao Paolo.
With respect to bilateral projects, the evaluation is conducted independently in both partner agencies. In case of GACR, the evaluation of project proposals is based on a bottom-up peer review system
– a Panel system and external reviewers. The final decision on the funding of bilateral research projects depends on final approval from both research agencies (GACR and FAPESP). Within GACR, proposals are submitted via an online system – GRIS. Czech applicants have to follow the Tender Document of the respective year when submitting proposals.

Contact person at FAPESP for the bilateral cooperation with GACR is:

Ana Paula Yokosawa
FAPESP
e-mail: ayokosawa@fapesp.br

 

Cooperation with Russia

On 14 May 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Cooperation between the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) was signed. The aim of this Memorandum is to establish and broaden cooperation in research and development between researchers and institutions of these two countries and to enable easier exchange of information and techniques in the areas of common interest.

The agreement of cooperation involves all areas of basic research. Bilateral project proposals are to be submitted in English language to both grant agencies simultaneously and have to meet all criteria required both by GACR and RFBR. The call for proposals is announced once a year, usually in February/March. Project duration is three years. Proposals for bilateral projects have to be based on mutually complementary methodologies and procedures. Proposals need to have one Czech and one Russian Principal Investigator.

With respect to bilateral projects, the evaluation is conducted independently in both partner agencies respecting its regulations. In case of GACR, the evaluation of project proposals is based on a bottom-up peer review system – a Panel system and external reviewers. The final decision on the funding of bilateral research projects depends on final approval from both research agencies (GACR and RFBR). Within GACR, proposals are submitted via an online system – GRIS. Czech applicants have to follow the Tender Document of the respective year when submitting proposal.

Contact person at RFBR for the bilateral cooperation with GACR is:

Veronika Zhuravleva
RFBR
e-mail: veronika21@rfbr.ru
tel.: 8(499)941-01-18*1626
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