NSERC-German Research Foundation (DFG) call for proposals on Sustainable Processes and Chemistry

Research topics

This call for proposals focuses on supporting collaborative research projects in the area of Sustainable Processes and Chemistry. The proposed Canada-Germany collaborative research projects must focus on basic and fundamental research and are expected to generate new knowledge and address one or more research challenges related to environmental sustainability. Typical, but not exclusive, examples include

  • sustainable polymerizations
  • novel types of catalysts or catalytic reactions
  • separation and purification technologies
  • sustainable chemistry and engineering
  • tools for life-cycle assessment

Applicants are encouraged to incorporate multi- and interdisciplinary approaches in their research and to look at systems and processes as a whole rather than one component of a system or process. Collaborative research proposals will be accepted to DFG subject areas 321 to 327 and 403 and 404 (refer to DFG’s subject classification).

Proposals that do not fit the topic of this call for proposals and/or that do not have a primary research focus in these subject areas will not be funded. Questions about the fit of a proposal should be directed to DFG.

You cannot use an Alliance International Collaboration grant to support secret or contract research.

Collaborating outside the natural sciences and engineering

Developing and implementing policies or directly applying your research results may depend on socio-economic or other requirements, as well as scientific understanding beyond the natural sciences and engineering (NSE). You are encouraged to collaborate with academic researchers in fields other than the NSE. Such researchers may be co-applicants if they meet NSERC’s eligibility criteria for faculty. Research costs for these collaborations can represent up to 30% of the project costs and must be specifically identified in the project budget justification.

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Alliance International Collaboration grant application deadline (submitted to NSERC)
December 7, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (ET)

Invited full application deadline (submitted to DFG)
June 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (CEST) [German time]

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