Impact of the CRP Research Grants Programme

The CRP programme aims to stimulate research in Member States, to assist in the creation of appropriate research facilities, train young scientists and develop research programmes.

Support is available for research projects in many fields of basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology, and environmental bioremediation and the call for applications is launched yearly.

Established in 1988, to date well over 500 projects have been funded for a global financial commitment of more than Euro 21 million. The selection procedure for the funding of Research Grants involves a transparent process of peer-review. In 2017, of the 437 grant applications initially submitted to the national Liaison Officers, 165 were forwarded to the ICGEB for consideration. From these, 86 passed to the second round of international peer-review, resulting in funding being awarded to 22 projects.

A Return Grant, available to ICGEB Postdoctoral fellows returning to their home countries within three years from the commencement of the fellowship, was launched during the 2004/2005 academic year. The grant aims to ensure that the knowledge and skills acquired at ICGEB are transferred back to the ICGEB Member States through young scientists and by widening the ICGEB network of international collaborations.

The ICGEB funds a maximum of three standard grants plus two Early Career Return Grants each year, on the basis of merit and potential interest to the country.

For further information
CRP-ICGEB Research Grants Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757382
Email: crp@icgeb.org