Funding Opportunities

The ECRT aims to facilitate particularly early career scientists to form small teams to develop their ideas into research projects. The ECRT provides the Einstein Kickbox which offers seed money to carry out initial experiments to validate the novel research ideas, and collaboration support for their team work. The ECRT also offers research and consumable grants to further develop the concept projects into fully-fledged research. 

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From inital ideas to fully-fleged research projects.

Einstein Kickbox

The Einstein Kickbox will enable teams of scientists to develop new research projects. It will provide a €1,000 voucher for BioThinking support (BioThinking coach + coaching methods) and seed money to develop an idea into a research project during the six-month Kickbox period.

Einstein Kickbox - Young Scientists

The Einstein Kickbox - Young Scientists provides € 5,000 seed money to develop an idea into a research project. Teams comprising Master’s students, doctoral or early career postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply for this Kickbox and usually only need the approval of their supervisors to proceed. After developing their research project during this six-month Kickbox period, the teams are eligible to apply for an ECRT Consumable Grant.

Deadline of application: 15 November 2019

Please contact the ECRT coordination office for the programme information and application form

 

Einstein Kickbox - Advanced Scientists

The Einstein Kickbox – Advanced Scientists provides € 10,000 seed money to develop an idea into a research project. This Einstein Kickbox requires the participation of at least one early career scientist and two senior scientists. The teams are encouraged to use the six-month Kickbox period to develop a research proposal in order to apply for further financial support from third party funding organisations such as DFG, BMBF.

Deadline of application: 15 November 2019

Please contact the ECRT coordination office for the programme information and application form

ECRT Grants

The ECRT Grants enable teams of scientists to further advance their initial research projects that have been developed in the Einstein Kickbox programme. These grants will support and promote mainly early career scientists.

ECRT Consumable Grant

The ECRT Consumable Grants will enable teams of young scientists to do their own independent small research projects that they have developed with the help of the Einstein Kickbox – Young Scientists during the six-month Kickbox programme. The ECRT Consumable Grant comprises € 10,000 for research consumables but can also be used for travel expenses or a student assistant. It will also provide a € 1,000 voucher for BioThinking support.

There is currently no call for applications.

ECRT Research Grant

The ECRT Research Grants will enabl to enable early career scientists to further advance their own independent research concept with the support of experienced senior scientists. It will provide three year funding of a doctoral researcher. It will also provide an optional € 1,000 voucher for BioThinking support. The ECRT Research Grant requires the participation of at least one early career scientist and at least two senior scientists. The doctoral researchers, who will be fundet by the ECT, will be recruited through the BSRT’s international calls for applications and will take part in the mentoring and education programme of this graduate school.

There is currently no call for applications.