The fourth call of Bioeconomy International is divided into 3 modules:
The German project coordinators (of all three modules) have to first register to the submission tool and have to invite their international partner(s) of the consortium in the “PARTNERS” section for registration.After activation of the partner’s account by the coordinator, the partners abroad need to fill-in the required basic information.
Upon registration, the coordinator is enabled to navigate through the sections of the submission tool and provide all required information in the respective sections. This includes basic information (e.g. name, institute, email address, record of selected publications), CV details as well as project-specific information (e.g. project title, acronym, keywords, project summary, work plan etc).
After completion, the entered information can be validated by pressing the “VALIDATION” button. Missing information will be highlighted. Furthermore, there is the possibility to generate a “FACTSHEET” of the proposal that can be opened and saved as a PDF file.
The submission can be finalized by pressing the „SUBMISSION“-button.
The submission can be done several times until the submission deadline for necessary updates of the proposal content. Only the most recent version will be saved!
The submission tool will automatically cause a logout after an inactive session of 24 minutes.
In addition, the following mandatory requirements for the individual modules apply:
1. Module 1 is equivalent to module 1 in BI 2014 and BI 2015 (corresponding to the BI 2013-call). With this module German partners can be funded in international consortia, whereas the partners abroad have to demonstrate their own financing in a “financial commitment” (one letter per partner abroad). This financial commitment has to be submitted as part of the proposal in this submission tool. The document has to demonstrate the source of financing of the respective partner abroad (e.g. a commitment to spend institute’s/ company’s money for that project; a parallel application to another call for proposals …), the motivation of that partner to participate in the project and the distribution of tasks should be explained. The financial commitment letter has to be signed by the partner abroad and to be submitted by the German coordinator in the section “FINANCIAL COMMITMENT” as a PDF.
2. The module 2 has a counterpart in Russia. The Russian coordinators of German-Russian consortia are asked to submit the same proposals simultaneously in the respective tool in Russia. For formal issues regarding the submission procedure in Russia the applicants should contact Irina Kuklina (firstname.lastname@example.org) at MON.
Applicants should be aware that their proposals address the eligible subject areas and topics defined for the German-Russian module (see WELCOME page and the joint Call announcement of MON and BMBF under “Call documents” on the left side of this screen).
3. The module 3 has a counterpart in Vietnam. In addition to the submission of the proposal in this submission tool here by the German coordinator, the consortium coordinators in Vietnam and Germany are asked to jointly complete the "2016 Proposal Template" and submit the proposals at MoST in Vietnam. The "2016 Proposal template" can be downloaded under "Call Documents". The final joint proposal has to be also signed by the German coordinator. The structure and the required information for the “2016 Proposal Template” and this submission tool here are very similar. For formal issues regarding the application procedure in Vietnam the applicants should contact Nguyen Thi Van (email@example.com) at MoST.