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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., 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.