Only applications submitted online before the deadline will be considered. Applicants must be registered Instruct users, for any questions contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
R&D applications – Evaluation criteria:
Proposals will be peer reviewed and funding decisions will be taken by the Instruct Executive Committee. Comments on the proposal will be available to the applicant.
The criteria that Instruct will use to determine successful applications are: (score 0-5 for each element: 0=low; 5=high)
Overall Quality: Is the overall scientific and technological merit of the proposal sufficient for Instruct support. (Y/N)
Review and decision process: