The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) has opened the fourth annual BIST Ignite Call today, September 3, 2019.
The BIST Ignite Programme awards grants to projects within the BIST community which initiate new collaborations among the BIST researchers, facilitate the exchange of knowledge among different scientific fields, and explore new approaches to address complex questions.
To date, 18 projects have been funded through the programme’s first phase and six through its second phase. Over 650.000€ have been granted and more than 120 researchers have already been involved. Many of the BIST Ignite project teams have achieved cutting-edge disruptive research results leading to long-term projects, won awards, and fostered impactful new collaborations. Some recent BIST Ignite success stories are published on the programme webpage.
The BIST Ignite Programme runs annually with the current edition open from September 3, 2019 to December 3, 2019.
This year, five new collaborative research ideas will be selected by a scientific committee to be funded with 20.000€ each and given eight months for development. After these eight months, two of the five projects will be chosen to receive an additional 50.000€ each.
Project proposals must involve at least two groups working at different BIST centres and have a multidisciplinary approach to solve new or unsolved questions, promoting the cross-fertilization across disciplines, and providing new insights to give an impulse to further push the collaboration forward. Applications must be received by December 3, 2019.
All details and application instructions can be found on the 2019 BIST Ignite Call page.