Collaborative Research Grants
The aim of the collaborative research grant is to assist researchers in developing new projects which will be pursued through the collaboration with one or more researchers from different countries. In particular, collaborative research grants are intended to support preliminary research which may assist the holders to subsequently obtain larger scale funding from other sources (for full members). Collaborative research grants are a means to increase diversity within the EASP. Hence, at least one of the partners needs to either work in a country facing economic hardship or in which the EASP is not well represented).
- Collaborative grants are restricted to full members of the association, both partners need to be EASP members.
- Members may be awarded a maximum of one Collaborative Grant within a period of 5 years.
- Collaboration among researchers in which at least one of the partners belong to a country facing economic hardship or in which EASP is not well represented.
- Scientific merit of proposal. Enough detail should be provided to allow an evaluation of the appropriateness of the theoretical rationale, the soundness of the proposed methods, and the feasibility of the project.
- Academic need and academic benefit: Postdoctoral students from countries/departments which have only limited access to research funds are especially encouraged to apply.
The maximum grant awarded to any proposal will typically not exceed 5000 Euro and will be used to compensate participants, purchase consumables or other equipment, and travel costs.
All applications should be submitted by email to the Executive Officer (including requested attachments).
Applicants should submit:
- A proposal (approximately 1500 words) outlining the nature, objectives and duration of research and its intended outcomes;
- A letter from the heads of the institutes/departments where the research is to be conducted confirming that access to the necessary facilities will be provided;
- A justified budget, including the likelihood/availability of alternative sources of financial support.
- For full members: An updated CV (including publication list)
Deadlines for grants are: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 30th. The application must be received at least 3 months before the intended start of the research.
Additional Requirements for Successful Applications
The successful applicants will be required to provide a brief (around 2000 words) report, within 6 months after receipt of the grant, outlining the research conducted and the outcomes achieved. Relevant photo(s) would be appreciated. The report and any photo(s) provided by the applicant will be published on the EASP website, and mentioned in the next EBSP issue.