Call for Applications: IBEC and ICMS Exchange Program

Call Information: IBEC & ICMS Exchange Program

Who can apply?

TU/e Postdocs, PhD’s and Master students with ICMS affiliation

How many calls will there be?

There will be 3 calls per year

Budget 1st call:

4000 €

What can be applied for?

Travel and/or accommodation costs to visit for a maximum of 3 months

Postdocs and PhD’s can apply for a maximum of 2000 €

Master Students can apply for a maximum of 1000 €

Deadline for the call: 28 April 2019 [13h00]

Further information on the Call for Applications and details of how to apply are attached

General Information

  • This Call for Applications aims to:
    • provide researchers the opportunity to experience the excellent IBEC research environment
    • enable researchers to strengthen their research by adding complementary IBEC expertise and/or infrastructure to their research principles and/or concepts
  • ICMS and IBEC will launch 3 calls on an annual basis within this exchange program (April, July  and December)
  • These funds can be combined with other funds (compatible with other funding instruments) as long as there is no double funding for the same cost
  • The proposed research may be part of a larger project or connected to a conference
  • ICMS and IBEC may request the student involved in the program to participate in knowledge dissemination activities such as websites, newsletters, seminars, social media and workshops
  • Awardees must submit a short summary to report on the research outcomes at the end of the exchange (to be submitted a maximum of 2 weeks after completion of the exchange period)
  • The receiving organization can require the applicant to complete a guest declaration and a confidentiality agreement

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Postdocs, MSc and PhD students can apply for funding to facilitate a visit to IBEC. This funding is intended to cover travel and/or housing costs for the researchers during their stay at the receiving organization.
    • Postdocs and PhD students can apply for:
      • A max. amount of 1000 € per month
      • Funds are available for a period of up to 3 months
      • The total application amount cannot exceed 2000 €
    • MSc students can apply for:
      • A max. amount of 500 € per month
      • Funds are available for a period up to 3 months
      • The total application amount cannot exceed 1000 €
  • Any one individual can only be awarded funding once per year

Evaluation of the applications

The applications will be evaluated by the ICMS and IBEC boards (if required, experts in the field will be consulted to aid in the decision-making process). The selection criteria which will be taken into account by the selection panel are:

  • The scientific quality of the proposed research activities at the receiving organization
  • The uniqueness and complementarity of the proposed activities at the receiving organization. The activities which are proposed should not be feasible at the sending organization or if there is a justified added value in the proposed research
  • The end date of the submitted proposal should not exceed the end date of the contract of the applicant. Only if the student has a signed agreement to continue working for the sending organization then the student is eligible for receiving this funding


How to apply?

To apply for funding within the IBEC & ICMS exchange program, please complete the Application Form.

It is mandatory, prior to submission, to have the agreement of both the sending and the receiving research group. Please cc the research supervisors of both the sending and the receiving organization when submitting the request for funding (Application Form).