The IAEA is now accepting applications for participation in new coordinated research activities kicking off this year. Research institutes and organizations interested in expanding professional networks, gaining access to vast global databases of research findings and taking part in papers submitted to high-level, peer-reviewed journals, can browse among 55 new research activities and submit a proposal to take part.
“We encourage research institutes, including those who had never previously participated in coordinated research projects, to apply and expand their reach,” said IAEA Deputy Director General Aldo Malavasi. “It is a unique opportunity to take part in ground breaking research and to collaborate in some of the most important scientific studies underway in various peaceful applications of nuclear technology.”
More than 1600 research institutions are already working collaboratively through over 100 active IAEA coordinated research activities on a broad range of topics, including, among others, improving diagnostics and treatment of cancer and cardio-vascular diseases, better understanding of climate change and coastal pollution using isotopic tools, increasing agricultural efficiency and developments, analysing spent fuel storage, developing reactor safety designs, and enhancing security at nuclear facilities and during radioactive material transportation.
The purpose of these projects is to encourage both the acquisition and dissemination of new knowledge and technology generated through the use of nuclear technologies and isotopic techniques, as well as the adaption of technologies in IAEA Member States. Results of the projects are disseminated to Member States and the international scientific community through publications. Findings from IAEA coordinated research projects often result in significant practical applications.
Funding is available to cover expendable supplies and certain minor items of equipment and represent seed money, with the bulk of the expenses covered by Member States. The average grant is approximately 7,000 euros per year. The IAEA invites all those interested to submit a proposal. The application process can be accessed here.