All members of the HMCE platform are eligible to apply for funding as primary submitters. BIH/Charité/MDC scientists who dispose of independent research funding as well as participants of the BIH/Charité (Digital) Clinician Scientist Program can apply for membership here.
Scope and duration of funding
In 2020, a budget of 300,000 € will be available. Proposals are expected to require funds in the range of 20,000 € – 40,000 € per project and the respective budget has to be spent until the end of 2020. Funding excludes personnel and investments and is intended only for consumables (including core facility service fees).
All project proposals have to demonstrate a translational relevance and are required to support the HMCE platform mission (found here). Additionally, they should be aimed at further development of the platform and/or be of interest to a broad scientific community.
Applications establishing new cooperations (e.g., between platform members, across institutions or disciplines or joint teams of junior & senior groups or basic scientists and clinicians) are highly encouraged.
Projects will be selected in a single-stage evaluation by a decision board composed of at least five impartial representatives from the BIH Research Platform and Focus Area steering committees. All steering committee members of the HMCE Platform, who do not submit a proposal are included in the board and additionally joined by at least three steering committee members of other Platforms or Focus Areas.
Applications need to be submitted via the online application portal.
Structure of proposal
All project proposals should be written in English, with a maximum of 3 pages, including:
- Name and affiliations of applicants
- Scientific background
- Work program / time schedule
- Relevance of project to HMCE platform