iGEM Grant 2018 : Call for Projects

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Since 2012, The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States has been financially supporting the participation of French teams in the international competition of synthetic biology iGEM, initiated by the MIT in 2004.

Since 2012, the Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in the United States has been awarding a "Life Sciences: inventing - creating - having fun" grant to French teams participating in American competitions dealing with Life Sciences. The OST offfers to financially support French projects involved in the 2018 edition of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition which promote the visibility of French Higher Education and Research and bring sciences to the general public.

Assessment and Results

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

  • Clarity of the objectives described
  • Interest/originality of the project
  • Editorial quality
  • Budget credibility
  • Previous results in iGEM competition

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 (June 2018).

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

How to apply

The application (one pdf file) should be no more than 4 pages long.

  • Page 1 : Project title, team leader and coordinator details. List of team membrers with their affiliations
  • Page 2 : Project Description
  • Page 3 : Detailed budget plan
  • Page 4 : Other relevant information (history of participation, potential for long-term collaborations with other researchers..)

The complete file should be sent by email to deputy-sdv.la@ambascience-usa.org. The deadline to apply is May 8, 2018 at 6PM (GMT+1).

Download the file in PDF