How to participate

For research, doctoral and technical contracts, the ‘Proposal for Research Contract’ form must be used.

Research contracts are generally awarded to institutions in developing countries or countries in transition if they can effectively carry out the research. As of 2016, research contracts will generally be awarded for the entire duration of the CRP.

Renewal of contracts approved before 2016 should be requested by the research institutions using the ‘Proposal for Research Contract’ form and must be supported by reports on the technical progress of the research. If awarded, the next contract will, unless otherwise indicated, cover the remainder of the CRP.

For Research agreements, the ‘Proposal for Research Agreement’ must be used.

Research agreements, under which no financial support is provided, are generally awarded to institutions in developed countries. Agreements within a CRP are awarded for the entire duration of the CRP.

Submit a Proposal for Research Contract or Agreement directly by email to the IAEA’s Research Contracts Administration Section using only the forms available on this page. As of 2016, no other forms will be accepted.

If the proposed project is approved, a contract or agreement will be sent to the head of the institution for approval and signature, and the Government of the Member State will be duly notified through the appropriate channels of the conclusion of the contract or agreement.

Monitoring of the research project’s progress under a contract is based on the yearly progress reports and the final report. Positive evaluation by the appropriate project officer of the progress reports constitutes the basis for the continuation of the project and the next instalment payment.

Submit the reports directly by email to the IAEA’s Research Contracts Administration Section using the forms below:

Annual Progress Report for Contracts under the Coordinated Activities

Final Report for Contracts under the Coordinated Activities

The project officer might request additional information regarding progress and results of the research, for example, for the preparation of an IAEA Technical Document (IAEA-TECDOC).