Instruct-ERIC Pilot R&D project call 2022 is now open!

22 Mar 2022

Instruct allocates funds to support small pilot research and development projects in any area of structural biology up to a maximum of €15,000 per project. Projects should propose basic or applied research which is preliminary in nature with an expectation of collecting data that may be included in support of an application for more substantial funding through conventional routes. Projects that include technology and/or software development are encouraged. All proposals must include the use of technologies available at Instruct Centres or develop technologies that will benefit the aims of Instruct-ERIC.

Application Process

Only applications submitted online before the deadline of 29th April 2022 will be considered. Applicants must be registered Instruct users, for any questions contact us directly at Applicants must be resident in one of the Instruct Member countries.

Pilot projects may be funded up to a maximum of €15,000. The funds are expected to cover research expenses but not normally salaries. The intent of this support is to help researchers develop external funding for projects, i.e. the expectation is that a pilot study will lead to a grant submission or to develop new technologies that will benefit the aims of Instruct.

Proposals should have the approval of a Principal Researcher at the applicant’s Institution or Department.

At the conclusion of a pilot study and within one year of the project start, a researcher must submit a progress report to the Instruct Executive Committee. On the basis of this report a researcher may exceptionally seek to extend the pilot study. As before, the approval decision will rest with the Executive Committee.

The study should be of limited scope and have well defined objectives. Ordinarily, a pilot study should be completed within one year. A short proposal is required for the initiation of a pilot study.

Find more information and apply here.

More articles

All articles

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.