I2CELL Seed Award for principal investigators
The Fourmentin–Guilbert Foundation, a French nonprofit, has launched a new award for principal investigators. The I2CELL Seed Award will support “an experimental research project exploring the algorithmic processing of information in biological systems.”
The award is worth more than $283,000 (250,000€ to be exact) over three years.
The organizers recommend that applicants read the following article before applying: “Will biologists become computer scientists?” (The link is to the abstract because the full-text article isn’t freely available to the public.)
Each applicant must have an established research program in one of the following countries:
- Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
- America: Canada, United States of America, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guyana, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico.
- Oceania: Australia, New Zealand.
- Africa: South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt.
- Asia: China, Mongolia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Russia, Israel, Jordan.
The first step is to submit a letter of interest (use this template) and a letter indicating that your institution will support your application. If the selection jury likes your letter of interest, it will request a full proposal and provide a proposal template. When you submit your full proposal, you must also provide a letter of recommendation from your institution indicating its support of your new research program. Finalists will be interviewed by video.
No deadline has been provided.