Infrastructure Fund

Target group

Research institutions and companies in Iceland.

Objectives

To support research infrastructure in Iceland by co-financing purchase of equipment, databases, software and any other research infrastructure that is important for scientific progress.

Deadline

Once a year. 

Application deadline: 1st of November 2021, at 15:00 GMT.

IS

What are the objectives?

To support research infrastructure in Iceland by co-financing purchase and build-up of equipment, databases, software and any other research infrastructure that is important for scientific progress. This includes financing updates of existing infrastructures and access to domestic or foreign infrastructures. For this purpose the following grant types are offered:

  1. Equipment grant
  2. Build-up grant
  3. Update grant
  4. Access grant

Criteria for allocation of grants

The grant can cover up to 75% of the total infrastructure costs without Value Added Tax (VAT). The applicants are responsible for securing own contribution of a minimum 25% of the total cost.

The contribution of IF shall be a minimum of ISK 2 million for equipment purchases, development of research infrastructures and upgrades or maintenance of older research facilities. There is no
minimum amount for access to research infrastructures.

Please acquaint yourself with the rules of the Infrastructure Fund before applying for grants.

Evaluation

In the proposal evaluation the expert panel takes the following into consideration:

  • The infrastructure is important for research progress in Iceland and for the proposers research.
  • The infrastructure creates new possibilities in research and/or is related to research projects already being funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.
  • The infrastructure promotes training and education in the relevant scientific field.
  • Cooperation between different institutions and companies.
  • Infrastructure realised with support from the fund shall be accessible to other research groups as capacity allows.
  • Budget plans shall be realistic.

Further information in Icelandic - Innviðasjóður








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