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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The Foundation offers various types of financial support:

  • Calls for Proposals (CfP): The Foundation regularly launches Calls for Proposals, following the approval of the Executive Board. The Terms of Reference (TOR) of each Call are reviewed by the Foundation’s Science Council and approved by the Bureau. The TOR define the objectives of a given Call as well as various elements related to its implementation (e.g., eligibility and evaluation criteria and process, timeframe, etc.)

Proposals submitted under each Call are reviewed by external evaluators and/or members of the Foundation’s Science Council. The latter recommends to the Bureau a set of proposals to be funded. Following the Bureau’s approval of proposals to be funded, the Executive Board is informed of the result of the process during its meeting following the decision of the Bureau.

  • Commissioned Procedure: This procedure is intended to support the realization of a major, flagship project or smaller projects co-developed with partners. Flagship projects may receive funding between €300K and €3M.

The Bureau decides to commission projects after the Foundation Director has examined all necessary files and documentation related to them. The level of funding and programming must be consistent with the multiannual programming approved by the Executive Board. The Board is informed of the launch of such a process during its meeting following the decision of the Bureau.