IGEM Grant 2017: Call for Projects

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Each year, more and more French teams participate to the biggest international contest of synthetic biology: iGEM (created by the MIT in 2004).

The Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States supports the French projects to promote French science research and higher education, and advertise Sciences to the general audience.

Assessment and Results

The Office for Science & Technology will evaluate the applications according to the following criteria:

  • Présentation of the objective(s), context
  • Interest/Originality of the project
  • Editorial quality
  • Budget credibility
  • History of participation to IGEM and previous results
  • Team composition/ Parity

The selected projects will receive a grant from $1,000 to $2,000. The results will be announced during the month following the call for projects deadline.

The grant will be accorded per team (not to individuals). Each team can receive only one grant per year.

How to apply

The application (one pdf) should be no more than 4 pages in length.

  • Page 1 :
    • Project title, team leader and coordinator details
    • List of the team membrers with their affiliation
  • Page 2 : Project Description
  • Page 3 : Budget
  • Page 4 : Other relevant information like the history of participation, the implications for future research or, the potential for long-term collaboration with other researchers.

The deadline is : May 5, 2017 at 6PM (GMT+2).

Applications are to be sent by email to jean.rosenbaum@ambascience-usa.org