Your biofuels journey starts here

BRISK2 provides Transnational Access (TA) to research and testing facilities across its infrastructure, comprising 15 partners and their installations.

Any researcher or team of researchers meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to visit any of the project partners located outside of the country in which they currently work or study.

The current call closes 15 October 2019.

Applications are accepted year round and are pooled for assessment twice per year until 2022 according to the following dates and access periods:

 

Access Period Application Deadline Evaluation Process Notification
November – April 15 October October – November 30 November
May – October 1 April April – May 15 May
The length of visit varies – most research visits last up to three weeks. Laboratory access and expertise in the use of equipment is included. BRISK2 will also cover the cost of travel and subsistence up to the value of 1200 Euros.

Applications for Transnational Access are welcome from across the world. However, the number of TA grants available to non-EU/Associated States is limited. The majority of grants are available to applicants from organisations located in the following eligible countries:

EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom 

H2020 Associated States: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

What You Need to Know Before Applying

Applications for TA must follow the criteria below:
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Minimum qualification level required is Bachelor of Science (BSc) or equivalent in a relevant Science or Engineering Discipline

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Applications for TA can only be made to host organisations/project partners located in countries outside that of the applicant’s own organisation

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Priority will be given to applicants who do not normally have access to similar research facilities within the country he/she is based

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Priority will be given to first time applicants

The key points for reimbursements for travel are:
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A maximum rate of 1200 Euros will be applied to each visit (not per person), covering airfare, lodging, meal allowance and local transportation for eligible applicants or teams of applicants

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All original receipts, boarding cards, e-tickets and electronic booking confirmations must be retained and submitted as evidence to the host organisation who will arrange reimbursement

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Expenses will be reimbursed after the project report has been submitted. The time frame for reimbursement is normally up to 3 months

3 Simple Steps to Apply

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Step Number 1

Identify the host organisation/project partner and rig you wish to use on the Facilities page. Then contact the project partner directly to discuss the viability of the visit.  Ensure you do this a minimum of 28 days before the application deadline. The full list of BRISK2 host organisation/project partner contacts is available here: Partner Contacts

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Step Number 2

Complete the Transnational Access Application Form, which is available here: Transnational Access Application Form. Email your completed form to the host organisation for approval.

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Step Number 3

After it has been approved by your host organisation, submit your completed application form to the BRISK2 Project Coordinators at KTH using the online submission form below. Then you’re all set! Sit back and wait for a response.

 

User Selection Panel

All BRISK2 Applications are pooled for assessment by our User Selection Panel, which convenes twice a year in April and October. Members of the panel include independent scientific experts from the biofuels and bioenergy community, as well as members of the BRISK2 consortium. The application process is non-competitive, and relevant, high quality applications with scientific merit may be approved subject to eligibility, suitability as well as installation and funding availability. Find out about the external experts involved in assessment on the User Selection Panel page here.

Application Submission Form

All applications must be approved by host organisation/project partners before they can be accepted by KTH. Contact must be made with the host organisation a minimum of 28 days before the application deadline. This will ensure installations and expert staff are available and work plans are realistic. Applications initiated with host partners too close to the deadline may not be accepted. Once your application form is complete and approved by your host partner, upload it using the form below to submit it to the User Selection Panel for assessment.


Biofuels Research Infrastructure

This project has received funding
 from the European Union’s Horizon
2020’s research and innovation
programme under grant agreement
number 731101.

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