The 2020 call for applications is closed.
The BIST Ignite Programme awards excellent, multidisciplinary projects within the BIST community. Every year we launch a call for BIST Ignite project proposals and select five winners that receive 20.000€ of funding to jumpstart their research collaboration throughout one year. The call is competitive and successful projects always involve new collaborations among researchers within the BIST centres, share knowledge among different scientific fields, and address novel research topics.
An external scientific committee selects the winning teams, who have ten months to develop their ideas. Projects then move to the second phase of the programme, where the two most promising projects receive BIST Ignite Awards, which come with an additional 50.000€ of funding to continue research.
The BIST Ignite Programme was established in 2016 to promote new multidisciplinary collaborations and support innovative projects ideas through their first stages of research, preparing them for application to external funding agencies and international success. To date, 28 projects have been funded and eight have received BIST Ignite Awards. A total of 910.000€ have been granted and more than 190 researchers have already been involved. One project has received the prestigious “la Caixa” Health Research Grant worth one million euros.
For reference, further details about the 2020 call can be downloaded at the following links.
Facts and figures
Figures represent total numbers since programme’s inauguration (2016-2020)
Contact for further information
For further questions or clarifications about the programme or application and evaluation procedures, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.