The IBRO Collaborative Research Grant program seeks to foster international scientific collaboration and development of human resources within and between IBRO regions. The main goal of the award is to facilitate collaboration between a) two emerging research groups or b) one emerging and one established research group.

Applicants must have been Principal Investigators for seven years or less. Any extended breaks from research (e.g. maternity, paternity or adoption leave) is accepted and should be justified in the application. At least one research group should be an emerging laboratory.

The exchange must include bi-directional travel of Principal Investigators, postdocs and/or students that plan to work on the scientific collaboration defined in the project application. The exchange must occur within a two-year period. Awards will cover the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence and research between the two groups.  

Applications from collaborators from two different IBRO regions are open to scientists from all participating IBRO regions (APRC, ARC, LARC, PERC). 

Applications from collaborators within the same region are available only to scientists from the Latin-American region (LARC).

As stated in the general funding conditions, please note IBRO is unable to accept applications from or make payments to citizens and residents of certain countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Russia/Crimea, and Ukraine/Crimea) due to changing financial sanctions. For the time-being, neither research group involved in the proposed collaboration may be based in or hold citizenship from these sanctioned countries.

Applications dates:
To open May 2022

Grant award amount:

  • Africa                       6,000 EUR
  • Asia-Pacific             6,000 EUR
  • Latin America         5,000 EUR
  • Pan Europe             6,000 EUR

For any queries, please contact programs@ibro.org