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Call for proposals
Cooperation India (DST): Joint Research on Smart Grids Samenwerking India (DST): Intelligente Netten013
Department of Science & Technology
The Hague, February 2013 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
2 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.1 Contact details and other information Contact 9 9 .1 1.2 Assessment procedure Procedure Criteria 7 7 8 5 5.1 3.6 Guidelines for applicants Who can apply? What can be applied for? When can applications be submitted? Preparing an application Specific conditions Submitting an application 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4.Contents 1 1.1 Aim Thematic focus: Smart Grids 2 2 3 3.2 1.3 Introduction Background Available budget Validity of the call for proposals 1 1 1 1 2 2.1 4.
350.2.1 Background The Department of Science and Technology (DST). The Dutch part of the project grants are awards to a total maximum of € 1. 1. the conditions that applications must meet and the procedure for assessing the applications. This program offers funding opportunities for bilateral research cooperation between Dutch and Indian research groups. This document sets out information about the possibility for submitting applications.2 Available budget The budget of this call for proposals covers funding for maximum of three joint bilateral projects. The program focuses on topics such as how to integrate fluctuating energy sources like wind and sun power into the grid. This workshop was held at the Technical University of Delft and attended by some 30 scientists from both countries. 2013. and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) aim to stimulate sustainable research collaboration between their two countries by funding joint research projects. 1. they jointly open a call for proposals. both in India as well as The Netherlands. and how to react faster to the rapid changes in production in these types of energy sources. sustainable and more flexible energy system for a future of low carbon energy consumption. jointly funded by DST and NWO. Government of India. The themes of this call have been selected during a joint Indian-Dutch workshop on Smart Grids in September 2012. presently. The topic of this call is Smart Grids. For this reason.000. Research into Smart Grids is necessary to enable a new. The Indian part of the grant would be as per requirements of the project team for items covered in § 3. 11:59 hours CEST . A project allows for the application of four PhD / post-doc positions: two in India (duration and fellowship rates as per terms and conditions of DST) and two in the Netherlands (duration and personnel costs as per terms and conditions of NWO).3 Validity of the call for proposals This call for proposals is valid until the closing date May 22.1 Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Introduction 1.
because the consumer can be asked to shift consumption to later or earlier on the day. but the current grid cannot react fast enough to rapid changes in production caused by sustainable energy sources. The Smart Grid research area is interdisciplinary. aim at scientific collaboration lasting beyond the duration of the research project. Smart Grids that are aimed at solutions for challenges we face regarding our current and future society. contain highly innovative research with strong components in the fields of computer science. Projects should contribute and foster the collaboration between the best research institutes/groups in both countries.g. related reason to improve the current grid is the need for improved reliability and security e.g. 2. One of the most important reasons is that fluctuating sustainable energy sources such as wind and sun power cannot be integrated easily into the current grid. For example.1 Thematic focus: Smart Grids Research into Smart Grids (SG) is necessary to enable a new. This programme will contribute to the further enhancement of bilateral innovative research on new. Households can now even produce and sell electricity from e. This leads to several research areas. For example.2 Chapter 2: Aim 2 Aim The aim of the call for proposals is to stimulate sustainable Indo-Dutch research collaboration by funding joint research projects on the topic of Smart Grids. Another. new devices are needed (electrical engineering). In return. Collaboration projects should: aim for solutions by smart grid research to the benefit of the future society. Smart Grids also create new advantages for all partners in the energy value chain. it requires products and concepts from different fields to make the chain work. cyber terrorism and illegal electricity tapping. Participation or involvement of industrial partners both in India or The Netherlands is encouraged. Production and demand must be in balance. Following is a non-exclusive list of themes and their potential topics for research: . contain highly qualitative scientific research and must be executed by researchers and institutes with excellent track records. sustainable and flexible energy system for several reasons. However. in the face of natural disasters. mathematics and/or electrical engineering. New technology such as smart metering and sensor networks are needed to realize this new grid and its value chain. have a strong interdisciplinary character. the consumer may be offered a lower price and so producers and consumers both reap benefits. it can decrease the need to invest in “thicker electricity cables” to accommodate peaks in power demand. new coordination mechanisms are needed (ICT) and also new tools for planning electricity generation (mathematics). in both countries it is not possible to make the public funding from the present call available to the industrial partners. aimed at smart grids. be a cooperation between top institutes in both countries and include active involvement of at least one complementary institutes/groups in each country. solar panels on their roof to the grid (and thus become “prosumers”).
AC/DC Micro-grid/nano-grid Home DC networks Efficiency issue C. Business Models & Societal Issues Influence on traditional energy producers New business models Communities of prosumers Reliability of energy supply (storage. communication needs Scalability. Resilience and Self Healing Fast restoration Service restoration after blackout F. etc. Power Scheduling Smart meters Smart home/ neighborhood/villages F. Vehicle to grid E. Forecasting and data processing Forecasting of generation. Storage technology Optimal placement mAging issues Intelligent usage Theme 2: DISTRIBUTED ENERGY MANAGEMENT/COMMUNICATION GRID A. Multi agent system: Management and control Clustering distribution organization Load balancing C. speed of communication and topology Monitoring physical network & policies Security B. storage. adaptive loads Dynamical and statistical issues Analytical issues (transients) Stability aspects of distributed control B. Energy management Demand response Consumer behavior Electric vehicles Dealing with uncertainty B. Integration of renewable energy. Demand response D. Networks Information exchange between different power networks. Power Quality Control Standards PQC in autonomous micro-grids E. scalable. price Data processing Security of data system C. Protocols for information exchange Architecture. load. Awareness Theme 3: MARKET AND SOCIETAL ISSUES A. QOS. Agent strategies Carbon trading D. Market Design Fit in DER & DR Advanced: robust. stable.3 Chapter 2: Aim Theme 1: DISTRIBUTED PHYSICAL NETWORK MANAGEMENT A. Real time monitoring and Control in large grids Wide area Measurements/Synchrophasors D. back-up) Modeling and social simulations Power: from product to services . throughput.
1 Tariffs as of 1 July 2011. ─ have an employment contract for at least the duration of the application procedure and the duration of the research project the grant is applied for.2 What can be applied for? Funding can be requested for a joint research project between Indian and Dutch parties named in 3. Per country. In the Netherlands the duration of a PhD assignment is 4 years and the duration of a postdoc assignment is for a maximum of 3 years. 3. The duration and personnel costs/fellowship rates are as per terms and conditions of DST and NWO. also House Rent Allowance and Medical budget as per host institute norms can be included. DST works with fellowship rates as announced time to time by DST.nwo. two PhD students or one PhD student and one postdoc. postdoc 2 yr – k€ 135.VSNU‟1.nl/financiering/hoe-werkt-dat/Salaristabellen . Dutch professors. DST grants can only be applied for NET qualified PhD students (Junior Research Fellowship) and post-doctoral (Research Associate). The VSNU tariffs include a personal fee for congress travel and fees (bench fee) Documentation VSNU tariffs: http://www.1 Who can apply? Eligible research teams are composed of Dutch and Indian researchers. and. with active involvement in the project of a senior Principal Investigator on both the Indian and the Dutch side. In addition. As the programme is aimed at scientific collaboration between institutes.4 Chapter 3: Guidelines for applicants 3 Guidelines for applicants 3. associate professors and assistant professors as well as other researchers holding a similar position can apply if they: ─ are employed at a Dutch University or a research institute acknowledged by NWO and.nwo. in each country at least one group or institute with complementary expertise should be involved. two in India and two in the Netherlands. postdoc 3 yr – k€ 201.1. An estimate of the fixed NWO-amounts is: PhD student (4 yr) – k€ 204. Exchange visits for scientists in the research team (obligatory): maximum 4 0research visits (in total) of maximum 3 months each for PhD students/postdocs. for senior researchers the maximum stay will be 3 weeks in total. Financial support for approved projects will cover: 1.nl/en/subscriptiondocuments/nwo/legal/nwo-regulation-on-granting-may-2011 For Indian scientists the Indian principal investigator should be affiliated to a public funded academic or research organisation in India. Personnel costs are subsidised in accordance with the most recent “Agreement on Employers‟ responsibilities NWO . ─ have at least a PhD or an equivalent qualification. All criteria below apply to the main applicants as well as all co-applicants. 2. A complete list of application criteria for Dutch scientists can be found in the NWO Regulation on Granting: http://www. respectively. Four temporal personnel positions. either.
3. Department of Science & Technology. General & Financial Rules (GFR) for the grants given by Government of India would be applicable. In the Netherlands a maximum budget of € 450.000 rupees per year for consumables). . for India around 500. The operating procedure and instruction manual for Iris can be found at http://www.nl/financieringsmartgrids-india).3 When can applications be submitted? The closing date for the submission of proposals is May 22.nwo. NEW DELHI 110016. this „Call for Proposals‟ is subject to NWO‟s general terms and conditions. A main applicant is obliged to submit his/her application via his/her own Iris account. ─ ─ You complete the fact sheet directly in NWO‟s electronic application system Iris. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.000 rupees per year for equipment and around 200. 3. 2013. 3. of € 10.000 per project can be applied for.5 Specific conditions For Dutch researchers.6). Applications not submitted via Iris will not be admitted to the selection procedure. Research teams submit one single joint Indo-Dutch research proposal. S. Additionally. For Indian researchers. technology Bhawan.4 Preparing an application Your grant application has two parts: a fact sheet and the application form.5 Chapter 3: Guidelines for applicants 3.000 in total for the runtime of the project. The Indian researchers need to submit by 22-5-2013 as well a separate electronic copy (pdf version) to skvdst@nic. Minor equipment/consumables/accessories (for the Netherlands at a max. Varshney. The proposal must be submitted electronically to NWO (see § 3. dispatched no later than 22-52013) to DST through proper channel to the following address: Dr. 4.6 Submitting an application An application can only be submitted to NWO via the electronic application system Iris. experiences. Use the correct application form for the drafting of your proposal. New Mehrauli Road. Additions or changes after this deadline are not possible. publications resulting from the research project should be jointly published by the researchers from India and the Netherlands. International Division.K. knowledge and skills between the research teams. As soon as you have completed it you can add this form to the Iris fact sheet as a PDF file.nl.nwo. Please note that all applications are to be written in English.in and a paper application (4 copies. Annual project meetings (obligatory!) to enhance the exchange of ideas. 3. 11:59 hours CEST.iris. Application forms can be downloaded from the NWO website: (www.
The factsheet is completed and submitted electronically using the Iris system. . An application consists of two parts: a factsheet containing the key details of both the applicant and the application. Then any possible registration problems can still be solved on time. and the research proposal itself. When you electronically submit this factsheet. you also submit the proposal as an attachment in pdf-format. please contact the Iris helpdesk (iris@nwo. If the main applicant already has an Iris account then he/she does not need to create a new account to submit a new application.nl).6 Chapter 3: Guidelines for applicants If the main applicant does not have an Iris account yet then this should be created at least one day before the submission. For technical questions. One of the parts of the factsheet is a summary of maximally 300 words. which is the same as the English scientific summary in the proposal.
NWO makes sure that each proposal is reviewed by a minimum of two experts.nl/en/funding/funding+process+explained/nwo+qualification+syste m . Eligible proposals enter the assessment procedure. Step 2: NWO Peer Review The quality of the proposals will be assessed by (international) referees. The research teams are given the opportunity to provide a written reply to the review reports (rebuttal). This reply may not exceed two pages. After the first step NWO and DST will assess the proposals in parallel. The Board of Physical Sciences will subsequently confirm the funding recommendation. The Joint Committee decides which projects will be funded. non-eligible proposals are rejected and will not enter the assessment procedure. rank and recommend proposals for funding on the basis of the criteria specified in § 4. This is done using the conditions stated in Chapter 3 of this call for proposals. The Assessment Committee convenes once to moderate. Step 1: Eligibility of Joint Research Projects The first step in the assessment procedure is to determine the admissibility of the application. Step 2 and 3 describe the procedure followed at NWO. (3) scoring and ranking by an assessment committee of independent scientific experts.1 Procedure Research teams submit one single joint Indo-Dutch research proposal.2). This means NWO and DST both follow their own assessment procedure.7 Chapter 4: Assessment procedure 4 Assessment procedure 4. As a last step a funding decision is made by the Indo-Dutch joint committee. The NWO Code of Conduct on Conflicts of Interest applies to all persons and NWO staff involved in the assessment and/or decision-making process. DST and NWO will exchange the review reports of the referees. NWO collects the digital proposals and sends the proposals to DST. The assessment procedure includes (1) eligibility check. The eligibility of the proposals is checked by both NWO and DST. Step 4: Joint Committee/Decision Making The results of the Indian and Dutch assessment committees (scores and ranking) will be combined by the Indo-Dutch Joint Committee into a single ranking of projects to be funded. (2) peer review. The assessment procedures of both NWO and DST include (1) peer review and (2) scoring and ranking by a committee of scientific experts. Step 3: NWO Assessment Committee The Assessment Committee comprises independent scientific experts. according to the criteria specified (see § 4. I NFORMATION ABOUT THE NWO-QUALIFICATION SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE : http://www.2. (4) funding decision by the Indo-Dutch Joint Committee. The anonymous written reviews collected by NWO are sent to the Dutch Principal Investigators.nwo.
including the complementary expertise of the national and bilateral research teams. time scheme/milestones. .8 Chapter 4: Assessment procedure Timetable Mid-February 2013 22 May 2013 June-July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 The opening of the call for proposals is announced Deadline for the submission of joint proposals to NWO (by the Dutch Principle Investigators) Consultation of referees Obtaining rebuttals from Dutch applicants (2 weeks to give a response) Meeting of the Assessment Committee Funding decision by the Joint Committee 4.1. and the prospects for scientific collaboration lasting beyond the duration of the research project. Quality of the research groups Research groups should be top in the field. Innovative elements. Interdisciplinary approach. Indo-Dutch co-operation Added value of Indo-Dutch cooperation to the research project. Potential to make an important contribution to the advancement of science and/or technology in smart grid research. Suitability of the approach/plan incl.2 Criteria The following assessment criteria apply: Thematic approach Projects should aim at research which holds promising solutions to the challenges in setting up grids. See § 2. The degree of inter-institutional cooperation between the project partners. Suitability of proposed method. track records of the institutes/research groups/applicants should be excellent. Originality of the topic. Scientific quality and innovative character of the research proposal Challenging content.
9 Chapter 5: Contact details and other information 5 Contact details and other information 5.1. skvdst@nic.Chemical & Physical Sciences Division programme website: ww. S.nl. Varshney.2 Technical questions about the electronic application system Iris For technical questions about the use of Iris please contact the Iris helpdesk.htm dr. van Assem.nwo. tel.00 to 17. tel. m. The Iris helpdesk is available from Monday to Friday from 11. Please read the Iris manual before consulting the helpdesk (see http://www. please contact: The Netherlands NWO.K.dst. .00 hours on +31 900 696 4747. Mark F.: +31 (0)70 344 email@example.com Contact Specific questions For specific questions about Smart Grids and this call for proposals. Unfortunately not all foreign phone companies allow you to phone to a 0900 number in the Netherlands.gov.: +91 11 26590489. You can also send your question by email to firstname.lastname@example.org/ses dr.1 5.in/whats_new/main-new.nl).1.in (email preferred) 5.J.nwo.nl India Government of India – Department of Science and Technology programme website: http://www.
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