Euro-BioImaging is pleased to announce our first open call for user projects! Send in a proposal between October 20 and December 15, 2021 to carry out a biological or biomedical imaging project at one of our 33 Nodes, and receive up to 5.000 Euros to cover access, consumables, travel and accommodation costs.
How it works:
Have an idea for a biological or biomedical imaging project? Submit your project proposal through the Euro-BioImaging web portal between October 20 and December 15, 2021, and indicate that you want to apply for the Euro-BioImaging Access Fund in order to be considered for a grant of up to 5.000 Euros to access the imaging services at a Euro-BioImaging Node. Successful applicants will be notified by late January 2022 and successful projects should be started before July 2022.
What the funding covers:
The Euro-BioImaging Access Fund covers the user’s travel and accommodation costs as well as access and consumable costs at the imaging facilities that are part of Euro-BioImaging Nodes. For remote access projects shipment costs are also covered. Each successful applicant is eligible for up to 5.000 Euros of support.
Who is eligible:
All academic scientists, regardless of gender, nationality, home institution, career phase, or field of interest, are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage early career researchers to apply for this grant.
Projects should ideally include transnational access to a Euro-BioImaging Node, i.e. the applicant's home institution is in a different country than the Node where the project is to be performed. Due to COVID19-related travel restrictions, national access projects are also eligible but the applicant must have a different home institution compared to the Node they are planning to visit, i.e. institute-internal projects are not eligible. Transnational access projects will be given preference in the selection.
All applications will be evaluated for scientific excellence by a committee of independent reviewers. Selected projects will be assessed for technical feasibility and if needed receive technical advice from the Node providing the service.
The submitted project data will be treated confidentially and only made available to the Euro-BioImaging Hub team for processing and the reviewers for evaluation. Applicants have the opportunity to exclude reviewers in their application material. Information on successfully funded projects will only be shared publicly with consent of the applicant.
How to apply:
Applicants are invited to visit our website to discover the range of technologies provided by Euro-BioImaging Nodes. Applicants will then follow the user access process described here: https://www.eurobioimaging.eu/about-us/how-to-access and indicate that they wish to apply for the Euro-BioImaging Access Fund in the application form.
Applications must be received by December 15, 2021 at 5 pm CET. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2022. Selected projects should start before July 2022 at the latest.