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The German Egyptian Mobility Programme for Scientific Exchange and Excellence Development GE-SEED is a fund that supports the exchange of scientific visits between Egyptian and German research teams.

With a view to intensifying interaction and scientific cooperation between Egyptian and German Scientists / Institutions, the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) jointly extend support for exchange of scientific visits through the jointly funded German Egyptian Mobility Programme for Scientific Exchange and Excellence Development (GE-SEED). Thus, the programme is quite literally to be considered as SEED money for further collaborative research.

Call for Applications

For Egyptian Scientists

Further information can be found in the download area below or on the STDF website. For inquiries please contact Ms. Heba Ahmed: heba.ahmed@daadcairo.org

For German Scientists

The call for application and the application forms is available on the DAAD Website. For inquires please contact Ms. Ramona Sterz: sterz@daad.de

Deadline for submission: 30.06.2020

Download: GE-SEED Call 2020 (pdf, 193.21 KB)

Aim of the programme

GE-SEED aims at supporting bilateral mobility between Egyptian and German scientific teams with special emphasis on young scientists (Master and PhD students), and within the framework of a jointly submitted research project for a period of up to two years. The main goal of this programme is to encourage partnerships between both sides and enhance collaboration and technology transfer.

Prerequisites

Faculty members, Scientists and Academics belonging to Universities and Research Institutes should form a project team headed by a Principal Investigator (PI). Those having permanent positions in the above-mentioned institutions can apply as PIs. Teams should not exceed five members

A complete project proposal (in terms of content, names of team members on both sides, … etc.) for academic / scientific co-operation must be uploaded by the German PI to DAAD Bonn Portal , and by the Egyptian PI to the website of the STDF, both in the prescribed format available on the websites.

The project proposal should contain the objectives, technical details, methodology, the expected outputs and achievable goals of the project, the biography of the PI, a list of his/her relevant publications during the last 5 years and a list of other projects, national and international, implemented by him/her etc.

Application Requirements

The following documents are required:

  1. Application form found on the website of STDF.
  2. CVs of all Egyptian and German team members
  3. Ethical Declaration
  4. Publication list of the Egyptian and German PIs
  5. Endorsement letter from the Egyptian PI’s institution
  6. Gantt chart showing the timeframe for conducting the project tasks/activities

Project duration

  • Mobility grants will be awarded within the framework of a research project running for a duration of up to two years.
  • Total duration of visits by senior scientists should not exceed 1 month per year, whereas total duration of visits by junior scientists should be within the range of 3 to 6 months per year, the table in the funding section explains the allowances according to the duration of stay.
  • In all cases, the mutual visits of the academics / scientists should be justified in terms of number, duration, expenses and purpose of visit.

Funding

Grants will be offered only towards travel and living costs within the framework of a well-defined and approved research project. For the Egyptian PI, the STDF will bear the travel cost as well as the daily allowance during the stay at the German research institution. (including overseas medical insurance) between the place of work of the scientists/students in Egypt and the place of work in Germany.

It is expected that primary financing for the collaborative research project, including personnel costs, is already available or will be obtained from other sources of funding.

The total funding requested from the Egyptian and the German side, respectively, must not exceed 15.000 EURO per project per year and it will be distributed as follows:

For Egyptian Scientists

Senior and post-doctoral scientists:

Period Allowance covering living and accomodation expenses
up to 15 days 140 € per day
15-30 days 100 € per day
  • 575 EURO will be granted as travel allowance.

Junior scientists (Master and PhD candidates):

Period Allowance covering living and accomodation expenses
up to 15 days 120 € per day
15-30 days 90 € per day
longer than 30 days 1400 € per month
  • 575 EURO will be granted as travel allowance.

N.B. Content of this announcement can be changed without prior notice.

Contact Person

Ms. Heba Ahmed

Programme Coordinator
DAAD Regional Office Cairo
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
German Academic Exchange Service
11 El Saleh Ayoub St.
Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Tel. +20 2-2735-2726, ext. 152
Fax +20 2-2738-4136
Email: heba.ahmed@daadcairo.org