How to Apply

Applications for placements in May – October 2018 are now being accepted

Next proposal deadline: 1 April 2018

BRISK2 provides free-of-charge Transnational Access (TA) to research and testing facilities across the BRISK2 network, comprising 15 partners and their installations. Any researcher meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to visit any of the project partners located outside of their home country.

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

Deadline Selection Panel Notification Access Period
15 November 2017 Dec 2017 20 December 2017 Jan 2018 – May 2018
1 April 2018 Apr 2018 15 May 2018 May 2018  – Oct 2018
1 October 2018 Oct 2018 15 November 2018 Nov 2018 – Apr 2019
1 April 2019 Apr 2019 15 May 2019 May 2019 – Oct 2019
Additional dates beyond 2019 to be announced

Individuals or teams of researchers are eligible to apply. BRISK2 will 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 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.


Applications for TA must fulfil strict eligibility criteria:

  • 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
  • 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

The key points for reimbursement of travel are:

  • 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

Eligible researchers are invited to submit proposals for Transnational Access (TA) via the BRISK2 website according to the following process:

1. Expression of Interest – Identify the host organisation/project partner and rig to which transnational access is desired. The full list of available facilities and rig codes is here: Rig ListContact the project partner directly to discuss the viability of the visit. The full list of BRISK2 host organisation/project partner contacts is available here: Partner Contacts

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

3. Submit Application Form – 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:

 

 

Once applications for TA have been received by KTH, they will be assessed for eligibility and submitted to an independent evaluation panel. Applicants will be formally contacted directly by KTH and advised if their application has been successful. Should you wish to contact BRISK2, or enquire about the progress of your application, please email brisk2@energy.kth.se