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Early Career Women Scientists Fellowship - Eligible Expenses

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. In addition, selection for a fellowship does not imply that all costs requested will be automatically granted. The Selection Committee will evaluate each expense requested in the proposed budget and take a final decision on related costs to be awarded.

a) Research-related costs

Equipment

  • Necessary equipment to build up research units or set up a lab
  • Training in use of equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment

Consumables

  • Expendable supplies that will be consumed or replaced (e.g. glassware, solvents, feed, reagents)

Research visits, exchanges and programmes

  • Support for travel to attend international scientific meetings
  • Establish a visiting scholar programme
  • Organization of scientific events at applicant’s institute (e.g. seminar series, international symposium, themed workshops, regional and international conferences)
  • Organize exchange programmes with national/international scholars

Teaching and Assistance

  • MSc, PhD, Post doctoral researchers’ costs
  • Research assistants (e.g. to gather information and data)
  • Teaching assistants
  • Family care assistance (e.g. childcare costs in order for fellow to undertake research project, travel support for family members)
  • Other assistant (based on applicant’s needs, e.g. casual labour)

Field work

  • Transportation (e.g. car rental, public transport, airfare)
  • Board and lodging
  • Sample collection and analysis
  • Hospitality fees (e.g. dinner with research partners in the field)

Publication costs  (e.g. in peer-reviewed journals, open source)

Information resources

  • Subscriptions (e.g. journal, library)
  • Literature (e.g. books, reprints, photocopies)
  • Library resources

IT facilities

  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Computer services (internet connections, technical support, database development)

Training

  • Science communication (e.g. writing for publication, presentation skills)
  • English language courses (for improved science communication)
  • Specialist courses for team leader and project staff or group training sessions (e.g. long-distance learning)

Other

  • Monitoring and evaluation costs (to measure the impact of the project)
  • Rent paid for land or premises used in a research activity
  • Any other research-related costs

b) Linking with industry

  • Visits to companies, private sector (e.g. travel, board and lodging costs)
  • Product development (e.g. patent, prototype, intellectual property costs)
  • Technology transfer
  • Licensing costs
  • Research-to-product related expenses
  • Training (e.g. understanding/developing IP and patents, research-to-product training, communicating with industry, business, management and marketing skills)

A downloadable list of appropriate industry or private sector organizations for collaboration is available here.

c) Outreach, communication and networking

  • Website development
  • Communications materials (e.g. flyers, posters)
  • Dissemination  (e.g. development of stakeholders contact database for information sharing)
  • Networking (e.g. development of online community/forum, linking with OWSD members and National Chapters, science academies)
  • Mentoring (e.g. establishing a mentoring programme with partners in industry)
  • Translation of project-related documents
  • Training (e.g. social media, language courses necessary for communicating research)
  • Other costs needed to undertake outreach activities