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IOF GEAR call 2018

The Industrial Research Fund (IOF) launches a new call for the Groups of Expertise in Applied Research (GEAR) funding program. This program focuses on building a portfolio of application-oriented knowledge with economic finality and the effective valorization thereof.

The GEAR’s are eligible for 5-year funding and will need to file a yearly progress report. The IOF council can decide to discontinue funding if serious deficiencies are detected.

The GEAR funding foresees a budget of 170.000 Euro/year for 5 years, typical for the funding of a senior mandate with operating budget. The IOF council may decide to deviate from this amount between 120.000 and 220.000 Euro/year, based on the proposal and if this is thoroughly motivated.

The proposals for financing must be submitted before Monday 5 November 2018 attn. IOF@vub.be, at 16 o'clock at the latest. The IOF secretariat will provide you with an electronic confirmation of receipt. The groups whose current IOF funding expires and who wish to apply for a GEAR project are not exempted from submitting a full proposal. They can not request an 'extension' of their current program, but must submit a new application for funding for a new program.

More information and the forms can be found below.