The IKARIM grant aims to transfer know-how and to form international partnerships for disaster risk management. The focus is on innovative, application-oriented co-operation projects that contribute to population protection, disaster prevention and the protection of critical infrastructures as well as the development of early warning systems in selected african and asian countries. Experts of both Germany and the respective country are requested coooperate within the collaborative projects. The goal is to develop solutions for specific national challenges making use of relevant experiences of German security research. The collaborative projects are to be carried out jointly by science, business and practitioners. Cross-border inter- and trans-disciplinary cooperation is expected.
Project proposals must go well beyond the current state of science and technology as well as existing implementations in the partnering countries. They must have clear advantages over existing solutions.
Funding of definition projects as a preparatory measure upfront to an R&D project is possible and recommended.
Funding of six-month definition projects is intended as a preparatory measure upfront to the R&D projects. They may comprise exploratory measures, feasibility and requirement analyzes, investigations of country-specific conditions, identification of suitable cooperation partners etc.
The maximum support for a definition project is € 60,000. Applications have to be submitted until December 15th, 2017.
More information: IKARIM essentials (pdf, 30KB)