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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. Multiple visits to the same host institution are possible but research must be varied.
Where it is no longer possible to travel we are able to complete visits “virtually”. Applicants must get written consent from the installation they wish to visit and the host will perform the experiments and send the results on the applicants behalf.
Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis as they are submitted. For non EU / Associated State applications please approach the institution you wish to visit to discuss viability prior to application.
The length of visit varies, most physical 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.
Virtual visits consist of online meetings with the host institutions team of researchers; ensuring the applicants inclusion in the research process. Applicants need to obtain written confirmation from the host institution confirming they can accommodate a virtual visit and all research will be completed in a timely manner.
Subject to availability; where a visit results in a paper, the host institution may be able to provide additional funds to ensure publication in an open access forum.
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,
H2020 Associated States: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
What You Need to Know Before Applying
Minimum qualification level required is Bachelor of Science (BSc) or equivalent in a relevant Science or Engineering Discipline
Applications for TA can only be made to host organisations/project partners located in countries outside that of the applicant’s own organisation. Multiple visits to the same host, as long as the research is varied.
Priority will be given to applicants who do not normally have access to similar research facilities within the country he/she is based
Priority will be given to first time applicants
Where travel is permitted, 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
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
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
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 either in person or virtually. The full list of BRISK2 host organisation/project partner contacts is available here: Partner Contacts
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.
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 assessed by our User Selection Panel. 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. This will ensure installations and expert staff are available and work plans are realistic. 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.