Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member States and with the ICGEB Component laboratories, to promote training of young scientists and to facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities. The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy. A call for applications is launched yearly.
In adherence with the ICGEB mandate to equally support its Member States, each ICGEB Member State can endorse up to 3 standard Research Grant applications, plus up to 2 Early Career Return Grants for each call.
Principal Investigators should submit their complete applications in electronic format (pdf) to his/her Country representative (Liaison Officer ), who is in charge of endorsing the application at the national level. A copy of the application should also be sent directly to the ICGEB (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for submission by e-mail of the completed application form (as a pdf file) to the ICGEB Liaison Officer for endorsement, with a copy also sent to ICGEB, is 30 April.