Funding is critical when it comes to research and in a bid to ensure that researchers do not have to wait longer for small funds, the EULAR Research Centre has come up with small funding schemes through Research Service Voucher, Publication Voucher & EU Grant Development Voucher.
The EULAR Research Centre facilitates collaborative research to improve the lives of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Three types of vouchers will be awarded quarterly as explained below:
The Research Service Voucher provides rapid funding of up to EUR 5,000 in expenses for purchasing core facility services, technology or equipment, and other resources supporting RMD research projects. The goal is to give investigators with insufficient research funds the support to nurture a small idea with big potential.
The Publication Voucher provides rapid funding to support publications about RMD research in high-quality peer-review journals. Research results must become accessible to advance the broad field. But publication fees pose a roadblock and burden to some researchers.
The EU Grant Development Voucher provides rapid funding of up to EUR 5,000 for purchasing professional writing support for EU grants, such as the European Research Council (ERC) or Horizon Europe.
According to those involved with EULAR, the voucher system is a logical extension to help promising investigators with managing the demanding task of writing an EU research proposal.
How to apply
The vouchers will be available to investigators who are current residents and working in EULAR-affiliated countries. Investigators can view more information and apply for a voucher online.