Eligible research teams are composed of Dutch and Indian researchers, with active involvement in the
project of a senior Principal Investigator on both the Indian and the Dutch side. We encourage active
collaboration of applicants and undertakings.
Any Dutch or Indian Principal Investigator may be involved in one application / project only. One
person can be involved in a maximum of two applications, but only in one of these applications as
For the Dutch scientists the NWO / KNAW eligibility criteria are applied, i.e. the Dutch Principal
Investigator should be affiliated to:
a Dutch university or University Medical Centre; or
an institute affiliated to NWO; or
an institute affiliated to KNAW; or
the Netherlands Cancer Institute NKI;
the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen; or
the DUBBLE Beamline at the ESRF in Grenoble; or
Naturalis NBC; or
the Advanced Research Centre for NanoLithography (ARCNL);
TNO — Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek;
have an employment contract for at least the duration of the application procedure and the duration of
the research the grant is applied for;
have at least a PhD or an equivalent qualification.
For the Indian scientists patterning with the Dutch Scientist, the Indian Principal Investigator should be
researcher from public or private nonprofit institution that develop and perform R&D activities. This
includes universities and other academic institutions, research institutions, hospitals, nongovernmental
organisations and public foundations.