Call for seed grants 2018!

Applicants with interdisciplinary projects within the life science area are now invited to apply for seed grants 2018. Submission deadline: March 1.

​The Area of Advance seed grants will be given to support new collaborations between departments to spur high-risk, high-gain research projects, or promising utilization projects.

A minimum of two Chalmers faculty members from different departments must be included in the project, and the topic should fall under one of Life Science Engineering’s three profiles; Towards a Biosustainable Future, Molecules & Modelling of Life or Engineering Solutions for Health. Please specify the profile in your application (to read more about the profiles, click here).

The attributed grant amount is 500 k SEK, and the duration is 12 months. There will be a total of three seed grants awarded for 2018.

How to apply:

The application should be sent by e-mail Karolina Partheen (click on her name to e-mail) as a single PDF file. The application file should contain:

1) A maximum of two pages with description of the project, free style, but clearly explaining:
• scientific objective(s) of the project
• interdisciplinary and collaborative dimension of the project (collaborations between different departments is a formal requirement)
• expected measurable outcomes (research paper(s), joint applications for external funding, results needed for further collaboration, etc.)
• if relevant, coupling to any complementary funding, e.g. from another AoA, department, external (co-funded applications will be prioritized)
• brief budget justification
• contact person name and e-mail address

2) Short CV:s (one page) for each co-applicant, free style, but specifying the total number of peer reviewed publications and the H-index. If relevant for the particular research field, additional bibliometric indicators can be provided.

Timeline:
• Applications should be sent by e-mail to Karolina Partheen, no later than March 1, 2017.
• After evaluation and ranking, the applicants will be notified of the outcome on April 15.
• The projects will start (receive funding) from January 1, 2018.
• The project outcome shall be reported to the Area of Advance Director by January 31, 2019 (single page document, free style).

For any clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us (click on names to e-mail): Ivan Mijakovic, Director, or Ann-Sofie Cans, Co-director.

Published: Mon 23 Jan 2017.