Call for RCP proposals (2018)
SciLifeLab is now opening up for a call for expression of interest applications for a new initiative, SciLifeLab Research Community Programs (RCPs).
RCPs are meant to facilitate internationally competitive, cutting-edge collaborative research across Sweden involving the SciLifeLab infrastructure facilities.
The motivation is to broaden the Swedish scientific community through establishing new collaborative networks across Sweden involving the SciLifeLab infrastructure. Though, also to profile and brand SciLifeLab research, as well as to facilitate the impact of the SciLifeLab infrastructure in key research areas.
PIs from any Swedish university can be participating in, or coordinating a RCP.
The aims of the RCPs are:
- to bring together a critical mass of scientific expertise across several departments and universities in Sweden on a particular theme or topic,
- to form new enabling links between infrastructures and researchers,
- to engage established and young PIs to combine forces and work together in multidisciplinary and national collaborations.
Further details about the expression of interest call including desired features, funding, selection process and time-plan and more is found in the full call text found availabe for download here.
The call will fund the coordination, scientific interaction and community building of the RCPs, while the actual research funding is expected to come from existing research grants, SFO and university funding with the expectation that the RCP participants will together seek major grant funding opportunities.
RCPs will not get priority access to national infrastructure services, but they should closely interact with infrastructure scientists, engage in method development, share data, expertise etc.