The Icelandic Research Fund (IRF) is an open competitive fund which provides research grants according to the general priorities of the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and based on peer review of proposals.
The role of the IRF is to enhance scientific research (basic and applied) and research education in Iceland. For this purpose the IRF awards funding to research students and research projects led by individuals, research teams, universities, research institutes, and companies (cf. Act 3/2003 with later amendments).
Principal Investigators (PIs) must have completed their graduate studies at an internationally accredited university and have experience in running research projects. This stipulation does not apply to Doctoral student grants.
The Science Committee of the Science and Technology Policy Council (STPC) appoints expert panels, each consisting of seven individuals (two from outside of Iceland), with extensive research experience. The fields are as follows:
- Physical sciences and mathematics
- Engineering, technical sciences
- Natural sciences and environmental sciences
- Biomedical sciences
- Clinical sciences and public health
- Social sciences and educational sciences
- Humanities and arts
The IRF awards funding to student research projects and research projects led by individuals, research teams, universities, research institutes, and companies.
The call for grant year 2018 will close on 15 June 2017 at 16h. The electronic application system is now open for submissions.
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