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Open Calls

Instruct Ivano Bertini Award 2019

The Ivano Bertini Award recognises a significant achievement in frontier research that utilises an integrative structural biology approach.

Deadline for Submission:
29-Jan-2019 0:00 CET

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Hosting the 5th Instruct Biennial Conference in 2021

Instruct-ERIC is accepting proposals for the 5th Biennial scheduled for 2021. The host Centre of the 5th Biennial Conference should plan for a similar standard and scale as for the 4th biennial conference being hosted in Spain in May 2019 with an excellent programme of speakers.

Deadline for Submission:
01-Feb-2019 0:00 CET

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Instruct-ERIC and ARBRE-MOBIEU joint training call

A joint call is launched to support one practical training course, to take place between October 2019 and March 2020, with a focus on improving the biophysical characterization of samples in structural biology projects.

Deadline for Submission:
31-Jan-2019 18:00 CET

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Instruct-ERIC Joint Research Awards: Call for proposals.

Instruct has identified opportunities for focussed technical developments that will improve its service provision to the structural biology user community. The aim is to develop new technologies and progress them to a stage where they can be made available through the Instruct access programme.

Deadline for Submission:
15-Feb-2019 23:00 CET

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Instruct Proposal Pathway

Proposal Guidelines

Instruct-ERIC offers open access to structural biology infrastructure at our Instruct Centres. Our aim is to facilitate excellent science, and to this end, all applications are submitted for peer review by a panel of experts. Proposal funding is approved based on scientific merit, and reviewers offer constructive advice for improvements where this would benefit the research proposal. 

Timeframe: The application and review process is efficient, transparent and quick. We aim to turn around applications within 6 weeks. 

When to apply: Applications for access can be submitted at any time. Periodically, special calls for access will be published with a defined deadline. These special calls carry specific criteria, so please read the calls carefully. 

Proposal application steps: There are six steps to the online application process, and you are guided through them step by step. 

  1. Select Service / Technology 
  2. Confirm Service / Technology Selection 
  3. Proposal Details 
  4. Build your Team 
  5. Exclude Reviewers 
  6. Confirm Proposal 

Integrative structural biology: Instruct advocates integrative structural biology, where multiple techniques give particular breadth to research, although we are happy to accept proposals for both single or multiple technologies.

Funding: Instruct-ERIC can fund the consumables, travel and accommodation for access visits. For more information on what Instruct-ERIC pays for, consult Funding for Access

Who qualifies: Academic and commercial scientists from Instruct Member Countries can apply for fully funded access. More information on who can apply

Your ARIA profile: Remember to update your profile, since this acts as your CV for all online applications. You can edit your profile at the end of your dashboard page.

More information: Download the proposal submission user guide, access policy or contact us.