Personnel Exchange Programme 2012

The Call for PEP projects is closed. For a list of selected projects please see PEP 2012 Projects Awarded.

Call release: 15 November 2011
Deadline for submission: 15 February 2012
Earliest project start: July 2012


The Personnel Exchange Programme (PEP) aims at connecting ongoing research projects in India and Switzerland. Funding will be offered only for travel and living costs. It is expected that all other costs for the exchange projects will be already available to both sides from other sources. PEP grants should include several young researchers and scientists from each side. A concrete and sound research plan is required.

  • Goals:

* To intensify interaction and scientific cooperation between Indian and Swiss scientists / institutions
* To connect existing but separately funded research projects in India and Switzerland
* To enhance academic training and development of young scholars

  • Priority research areas:

All science & technology disciplines (NO social sciences & humanities)

  • Grant information:

Travel and living costs for up to 4 visits from each side spread over the project duration of 2 years can be requested.

  • Eligibility:

Scientists with an appointment as a faculty member at an eligible Swiss/Indian institution can apply as Principal Investigator (PI).  Additionally to the PIs, the PEP project should include at least one PhD student or postdoctoral scientist on each side. The total number of participants on each side should not exceed three.

  • Submission:

Proposals must be prepared jointly by the Swiss and Indian applicants and must be submitted in Switzerland (EPFL) and India (DST) simultaneously with the following application form: Application Form ISJRP PEP 2012.

For more precise information, please download the complete CALL TEXT!