Call text - Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation

Open Lab Cofund Fellowship Program
Call for applications 2013-2018
The Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation targets the selection of 19 Experienced Researchers to
progress their own innovative ideas in drug discovery for diseases of the developing world,
while developing their capabilities as research leaders.
The Cofund Program scientists will access resources and drug discovery expertise of the host
institution GlaxoSmithKline's Tres Cantos Medicines Development Campus near Madrid
(Spain), in the framework of a collaborative project with any research organization working in
the field.
The Open Lab Cofund Fellowship Program is supported by the 7th Framework Programme of
the European Commission through its Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and
International Programmes.
Deadline for submission of applications: As published in the website (link).
Calls will be opened on a regular basis, with cut-off dates every six months approximately.
To be eligible for funding you must:
 Have institutional endorsement to carry out the project
 Have an interest in conducting research on the following fields: Malaria, Tuberculosis
and/or Kinetoplastids (Leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis).
 Be available to conduct research at the Tres Cantos Campus, Spain, for the time
needed to execute the proposal
 Fulfill the elegibility criteria, namely:
- Experience: Applicant researchers must, at the time of deadline for submission of
proposals, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of fulltime equivalent research experience.
Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a
researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark
on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the
country in which the research training is provided.
- Mobility: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity
(work, studies, etc) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately
prior to the reference date (deadline for submission of proposals). Compulsory
national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
- Completeness of the application: Only complete applications will be evaluated.
Complete applications consist of: CV, project description, home institution´s signed
expression of interest and GSK TCMDC signed expression of interest.
Evaluation: The TCOLF will assess each application on two main criteria:
 Quality of the research project: scientific merit, innovative approach, impact,
alignment with the Foundation funding principles
 Profile/potential of the applicant
each of them comprising several aspects.
 Please refer to the Guide for Applicants & FAQs document (link) for additional information
Financial regime: The Program will cover personnel costs, and accommodation will be
provided during the stay at Tres Cantos, Spain. Other costs such as lab consumables,
conference fees, travel costs for meetings, etc. can be covered according to the project needs.
 Please refer to the Guide for Applicants & FAQs document (link) for additional information
Schedule: the expected timeline will be as follows:
 Eligibility check: within 2 weeks from submission date.
 Communication on Host Institution Expression of Interest: 4-6 weeks after the call cutoff date.
 Evaluation: around 8 weeks after the call cut-off date (depending on the TCOLF review
 Communication on the evaluation outcome and offer of fellowship contracts: 3 weeks
after evaluation.
 Targeted start date of the fellowships: 6 months after the evaluation.
Click here to access the Guide for Applicants & FAQs document
Click here to access the application submission webpage