TURBO program and grantsFollowing the partnership agreement between the University of Twente and Radboudumc, in 2017 a new collaborative grant program was launched, named the Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities (TURBO) programme.
Four collaborative TURBO grants of 80K€ each will be available. The aim of this pre-seed subsidy is to support a joint external grant application by researchers of the Radboudumc and the University of Twente. Typically, we would like to stimulate collaborative grant applications for the EU, NWO (e.g. cross over or TTW-grants), NWA routes, EFRO, Interreg, etc.
The grants can be spent freely, for example to hire (new) scientific personnel, purchase equipment, arrange networking events for the set-up of new consortia, or to realize participation of industrial parties/companies for a joint grant application.
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- The project is a collaboration between a researcher from the University of Twente (scientific staff or tenure track) and a (junior) principal investigator from Radboudumc.
- The focus of the project and the envisioned external grant application is in line with the TopFit – Concepts for a Healthy Life programme.
- A researcher is allowed to submit one project, as applicant or team member. Those who received a TURBO grant as main applicant before cannot apply in this round.
- The joint project is of high (scientific) quality. When projects are assessed as of equal excellence, a newly set-up collaboration is favored above a pre-existing one.
- The project represents a value of 80k€ and has to be supported by a clear budget plan.
- The evaluation committee consists of 5 persons
- The evaluation committee is preferably chaired by an external representative working outside of academia
- There is one permanently appointed member from the University of Twente
- There is one permanently appointed member from Radboudumc
- There are two or more alternating scientific experts
Evaluation committeeEvery member of the evaluation committee evaluates the (short) proposal on the established criteria:
- (scientific) quality (50%)
- feasibility of project and likelihood of obtaining additional funding (20%)
- innovativeness (15%)
- (societal) impact (15%).
- 6 July 2020: Deadline full proposal TURBO grant 2021
- July-September 2020: Applications will be evaluated by the committee
- End September/start October 2020: Granting meeting in Enschede
- October 2020, no later than 1 January 2021: Start projects
- 31 December 2021: End of projects
- Before April 2022: Submitted grant application at external funding body