Iran-Turkey Joint Call 2020
Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) signed in 2017 and In the following of successful first call of MSRT-TUBITAK joint research projects, both sides agreed to announce second call with new list of topics and with cooperation with National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD) as representative of Health and Biomedical Science. The purpose of a partnership between TÜBİTAK and MSRT is to support projects for which there is genuine Turkish-Iranian collaboration. Under this call, only the research projects, focusing on producing new knowledge; making new scientific interpretations or solving technological problems based on scientific principles will be funded. The projects will be implemented through the exchange of researcher and knowledge.
Scientists in Turkey who want to propose a joint research project must agree with the researcher(s) working in the research institutions in Iran whom they will carry out the project together as "project partners". Unilateral project applications are not accepted. The Turkish and Iranian partners shall form a project consortium and prepare a joint scientific project. Teams from each country must designate a national scientific coordinator. Projects should be submitted in parallel to respective funding agencies by each national scientific coordinator. Based on the respective bilateral agreement between TÜBİTAK and MSRT, each party will cover the costs of their own national team. While submitting the project proposal form, the costs which are requested in the scope of the project must be stated in detail and justified. In the case of any exchange of researcher to be made within the scope of the projects, the sending party meets all the travel expenses. TÜBİTAK will fund the Turkish side under the financial principles of TÜBİTAK 1071 Program (https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/sites/default/files/3125/1071_arastirma_projeleri_surec_dokumani.pdf).
MSRT will fund the Iranian side within agreement with NIMAD (National Institute for Medical Research Development) to support their own researchers who are determined as principle investigator in proposal.
Project submission to TUBITAK should be made via https://uidb-pbs.tubitak.gov. Project submission to MSRT should be made via the University of Tabriz (as representative of MSRT) submission system: https://irtu.tabrizu.ac.ir/, and MoHME should be made via NIMAD research system management http://rms.nimad.ac.ir (as representative of Health and BioMedical Science)
Deadline for Submission is 22nd December 2020, 17:30 local times of Iran & Turkey.
Detailed information about the call can be found at: https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/tr/kurumsal/uluslararasi/ikili-isbirligi-destekleri/2535/icerik-2535-iran-bilim-arastirma-ve-teknoloji-bakanligi-msrt-ile-ikili-isbirligi-programi and