Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) - ICGEB Research Grants, which is a unique source of funding aimed at financing those projects addressing original scientific questions that show a potential contribution of particular relevance for the applicant's country.
Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member States facilitating the creation of appropriate research facilities in promising institutes, to promote training of young scientists and develop new research programmes of specific interest in participating countries.
Support is available for research projects in many fields of basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology, and environmental bioremediation.
A call for applications is launched yearly.
Endorsed applications must arrive at ICGEB Trieste on or before 30 April, each year. The call for 2013 is now closed.
Applicants for research grant proposals (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the ICGEB Member States
The maximum number of project proposals that may be submitted by each country is three (3).
Project proposals must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) in English, in original with one double-sided copy, duly endorsed by the ICGEB Liaison Officer. Forms submitted without the necessary signatures and endorsement will not be considered.
Active collaboration with ICGEB Research Groups is welcome but it is not mandatory to apply for funding.
Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
· if previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
· if the University or Research Institute of the PI is based in Italy or India.
Grants are awarded to promising scientific research projects aiming to achieve a clear result within the maximum period of three years (36 months), at an annual contribution level that cannot exceed Euro 25,000.
Funds may be used to cover expenditures that are directly relevant to the project funded. This may include purchasing consumable items, scientific literature and basic standard laboratory equipment. Travel and training costs can also be covered within the objective of promoting developing knowledge. Salaries of the PIs and infrastructural support (e.g., maintenance and rental of capital equipment, building, etc.) are not admissible and cannot be funded.
IMPACT OF THE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND STATISTICS
For further information on this programme, contact:
Ms. Barbara Argenti, Office of the Director-General, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste - Italy
Tel: +39-040-3757382, fax: +39-040-3757361, email: email@example.com