The Flexible Pool of iDiv is an internal funding mechanism open to all full iDiv members and junior group leaders. 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.

Type of calls

Regular calls

  • Regular announcements for long-term projects
  • Grant salary and consumable funds
  • Require 8-10 pages proposals that undergo evaluation process

Fast-track calls

  • Non-regular announcements for small projects
  • Grant scientific instruments, data products and external services
  • Require 4-5 pages proposals that undergo evaluation process

Type of projects

Regular calls projects

  • Support conducting integrative research
  • Enhance iDiv's interdisciplinarity
  • Promote scientific activities meeting iDiv's missions, scientific approach and research programme

Fast-track calls projects

  • Support conducting spontaneous research 
  • Broaden iDiv's expertise by acquiring additional know-how support
  • Advance iDiv's facility innovation

Selection criteria for the flexpool projects

  • Adhesion to iDiv's mission, scientific approach and research programme
  • Promoting integrative and interdisciplinary research
  • Advocating iDiv's innovation and novelty
  • Promoting iDiv's scientific excellence
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