On 29 June 2022, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) approved funding for six new COST Innovators Grants (CIGs).
What is a COST Innovators Grant?
The COST Innovators Grant, as defined in the COST Strategic Plan, aims to enhance the pace and success of breakthrough innovations, build bridges between the scientific research performed in COST Actions and marketable applications and/or societal solutions, and explore innovation potential.
Launched in 2019 as a pilot scheme, CIGs are now a fully established feature for COST under Horizon Europe. Eligible COST Actions that are reaching the end of their initial 4-year funding period are invited to apply for CIG funding by the COST Association. CIGs have a duration of 12 months and grantees benefit from the same networking activities available to COST Actions.
The six new COST Innovators Grants:
- The Grapevine Genomics Encyclopedia: an innovative portal to integrate knowledge, resources and services for the grape scientific community and industry (IG17111)
- Pan-European Educational Platform on Multidrug Resistant Tumours and Personalised Cancer Treatment (IG17104)
- European Network for the Dissemination of portable, Low-cost, minimally invasive, EaSy-to-uSe and easily accessible analytical tools to meet the needs of Metal heritage conservation (IG16215)
- Faites Vos Jeux! Moving high-resolution in cellulo structural biological of infectious processes from the roulette table to the chess board (IG17121)
- IMproving Preclinical Assessment of Cardioprotective Therapies (IG16225)
- MINDDS-connect: an innovative data and resource sharing platform for real time analysis of patient meta-cohorts for the neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders (IG16210)
- Normally up to five CIGs are funded but this year COST’s CSO exceptionally awarded six grants due to the excellent quality of proposals and budget availability. The success rate for applications in this call was 25%
Normally up to five CIGs are funded but this year COST’s CSO exceptionally awarded six grants due to the excellent quality of proposals and budget availability. The success rate for applications in this call was 25%.
The new CIGs will be starting their activities from 01/11/2022 and more information on the individual CIGs will be available on our website in the coming weeks.
This article was first published on 30 June by COST.