The Flexpool of iDiv is an internal funding mechanism open to all full iDiv members (regular Flexpool) or associate members (Flexpool Support Fund). Its main purpose is to instigate integrative and innovative research, support the development of novel experimental platforms and link iDiv to global networks and initiatives. The FlexPool mechanism is thus of vital importance for iDiv’s integrative tasks and conducting research underlying our scientific activities.

Types of funding

Regular Flexpool calls

Current Calls

Flexpool Support Fund

  • The Flexpool mechanism of iDiv is explicitly designed to promote integrative activities among scientists within the iDiv consortium. The Flexpool Support Fund pursues the same goals as the Flexpool mechanism and aims to the associate members.
  • Eligibility: all associate members
  • Funding is limited to 10 kEUR per project
  • Grant cost for small projects, e.g., student or research assistants, workshops, travel costs, consumables, scientific instruments, etc.
  • Require 2 pages proposals that undergo evaluation process

Selection criteria

Regular Flexpool projects

  • Scientific excellence: Research quality and potential of research team and support of iDiv’s strategic missions
  • Integration: Strengthen integration among iDiv members and within and/or among the iDiv research areas
  • Activity: Strengthen and support member participation within iDiv

Flexpool Support Fund projects

  • Scientific excellence in the contribution to iDiv research
  • Scientifically excellentapproach to integration within iDiv
  • Feasibility
  • Activity of the main PI or the group of Co-PIs at/for iDiv
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