ORGANISATION NAMEThe Icelandic Centre for Research - RANNIS
FUNDING TYPEFundingMobility Incoming
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGELeading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)
Grants of excellence are intended for extensive research projects that are likely to establish Icelandic research as leading on an international level. Grants of excellence are intended for research teams, and therefore the application shall include co-applicants or other participants in addition to a principal investigator(s). It is assumed that projects of excellence will involve training of young scientists with contributions from a graduate student and/or post-doctoral researchers. Confirmed collaboration with foreign scientists and institutions is likely to strengthen the application.
What is funded
The grant from the IRF may fund up to 85% of the cost of a project. Approved expenses from the Icelandic research fund include: Salaries, operational expenses, travel expenses, contracted services, overhead expenses and facilities. International research collaboration and industrial partners are welcomed in applications. Grants can, however, only be paid into accounts of Icelandic institutions or companies.
Grants of excellence are provided for up to 36 months. The maximum grant amount for projects is ISK 120 million for a 36-month project, ISK 80 million for a 24-month project, and ISK 40 million for a 12-month project.
Principal Investigators (PIs) must have completed their graduate studies at an accredited university and have experience in running research projects.