Seed Fund - deadline extended
First call for collaborative scientific projects funded from Alliance4life's Seed Fund.
The Seed Fund aims to foster scientific collaboration among Alliance4Life´s member institutions and partner companies. It shall be used to develop scientific ideas originating from the CEE region and initiate consortia and project proposals to be submitted later to Horizon Europe or other international grant schemes.
The Seed Fund aims to support short-term collaborative research projects formed by at least three partner institutions – beneficiaries of the A4L_ACTIONS project (i.e., Alliance4Life´s members) plus participating companies, which would form a preliminary consortium for future international grant applications.
Financial support will only be provided to beneficiaries of the A4L_ACTIONS project, i.e., the participating industrial partners cannot be funded.
Read the full text of the Call for proposals to learn about the Call conditions:
Call for Proposals for DOWNLOAD (PDF)
Application Form for DOWNLOAD (DOCX)
Final Report for DOWNLOAD (DOCX)
Who can apply?
Only a consortium consisting of at least three partners – beneficiaries of the A4L_ACTIONS project can apply to the Seed Fund. Individual applications are not accepted.
Researchers, including Ph.D. students (from partner universities or industrial partners), can join the project as a participant from an institution (see Application form).
The Principal Investigator, as well as other participants (except for the possible industrial partners) shall have an affiliation with one of the A4L_ACTIONS institutions.
Deadline of the proposal submission is 20th December 2022.
Financial limit is 10,000 – 15,000 EUR per project for a period of a maximum of 1 year.
What kind of proposals are eligible?
The proposal can be submitted in various life science fields / health research (cancer, AI in life sciences/ health areas, non-communicable diseases, metabolic disorders, etc.). The main criterion regarding the proposal is the originality of the scientific idea, interdisciplinarity, and the potential to form a competitive consortium, which would then apply to Horizon Europe (see also the selection process described below).
The proposal that will be granted from the first call will be eliminated from the second and third calls.
How to apply for the grant?
For the submission of a proposal, a complete and signed Application Form shall be sent to the following e-mail address not later than the closure of the call: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Application Form shall include the abstract of the proposed work, a short bio of the participants and the budget plan for the action. Only complete and signed Application Forms will be evaluated.
For more information read the description of Call for Proposals (PDF) and the Application Form (DOCX).