Instruct-ERIC Call for R&D Pilot Project Awards is now Open
Instruct-ERIC invites applications for its sixth Research & Development (R&D) Pilot Project Awards. Proposal submission is open until 31 August 2020.
What is the Instruct-ERIC Pilot R&D Project award?
Periodically, Instruct-ERIC finances a small number of pilot projects in integrative structural biology. Recipients of the Instruct R&D Award receive up to €15,000 for a basic or applied research project lasting approximately one year. The expectation is that the preliminary data from pilot project will form the basis for recipients to apply for more substantial funding through conventional routes.
Who is eligible to apply?
How do I apply?
To apply for an R&D award, submit a short project proposal via the Instruct-ERIC website. The study should be of limited scope and have well defined objectives; ordinarily, a pilot study should be completed within one year. Proposals should also align with Instruct’s aim to promote innovation in integrative structural biology, and must include the use of at least two services from the Instruct technology catalogue. Projects that include technology and/or software development are encouraged.
All proposals will be subject to peer review, and funding decisions will be taken by the Instruct-ERIC Executive Committee. You can view the assessment criteria for proposals on the 2020 Pilot R&D Project webpage. Please note that all proposals should have the approval of a Principal Researcher at the applicant’s Institution or Department. Only applications submitted online before the deadline of 31 August 2020 will be considered.
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