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 over 580 projects have been funded for a global financial commitment of more than Euro 23 million. The selection procedure for the funding of Research Grants involves a transparent process of peer-review. In 2021, of the 517 grant applications initially submitted to the national Liaison Officers in 44 Member States, 148 were forwarded to the ICGEB for triage. From these, 87 passed to the second round of international peer-review, resulting in funding being awarded to 31 projects.

These include Early Career Return Grants, available to ICGEB Postdoctoral fellows returning to their home countries within three years from the commencement of the fellowship. A programme launched in 2004, these grants aim 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 3 standard grants plus 2 Early Career Return Grants each year, on the basis of merit and potential interest to the country.

ICGEB promotes gender parity in its programmes. In 2020, of the 31 CRP Grants awarded, 14 went to women scientists and 17 went to men scientists

A total of 65 CRP Research Grant-funded projects were ongoing in 35 ICGEB Member States in 2020.

Your Donation helps

Reverse brain-drain, by supporting young scientists to set up their own research programmes in their home countries.

For further information
CRP-ICGEB Research Grants Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757382
Email: [email protected]