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NINS - DAAD International Personnel Exchange Program (IPEP)

NINS - DAAD International Personnel Exchange Program (IPEP)

International Personnel Exchange Program (IPEP)

 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) starts an international personnel exchange program in collaboration with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This program will support the costs of personnel exchanges in order to strengthen the existing collaborative research activities or to initiate a new collaborative relationship between research institutes (centers) in NINS and universities, higher education institutions and research institutions in Germany.​

 The maximum length of the proposal is two years. NINS will support the mobility costs of Japanese researchers and DAAD will support those for German researchers. Applicant in Japan should be a staff of NINS but the program can include collaboration members from outside of NINS and their mobility costs will be supported by the program. The framework of this program is close to the program in JSPS with a name of 'Bilateral Collaborations' in the international collaboration category.

 Based on the discussions on the collaboration research plan, it is requested for applicants in both countries to submit application forms to NINS and DAAD respectively. After reviewing applications in Japan and Germany separately, the joint meeting will decide the grants. The applications are called for the period from April 2025 to March 2027 (same for both countries). Up to three new proposals will be granted every year.

Program Schedule(2024)

September 10, 2024 : Application deadline
before Christmas 2024 : Announcement of grants
April 1, 2025 : Start IPEP program

Application Guidelines

Application Guidelines [PDFfile]

Submission documents

(1)Information Sheet [Wordfile]
(2)Research Proposal [Wordfile]
(3)One-page Abstract [Wordfile]

NINS-DAAD Application URL(External link)
※Anlage 1: Länderspezifische Bedingungen - Ausschreibung 06/24

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