Working Group 2 – Short Term Study Missions
(WG Leader: Dr Chandana Mathur, NUIM)
Funding applications are often strengthened by the inclusion of convincing preliminary data or evidence of previous collaboration activities. The JIGH is providing a small number of Short Term Study Missions (STSMs) of short duration (less than 2 month) that are designed to:
- Strengthen research links and obtain preliminary data
- Facilitate preparations for large funding applications involving Developing World partners
- Facilitate accumulation of evidence of worthwhile collaborative capacity within the JIGH.
STSMs are an effective tool for kick-starting collaborative research and assisting in the acquisition of subsequent funding. Applicants may seek amounts up to €2500 to assist with the cost of flights and accommodation. A maximum of three 3 awards will be made in the current call with a second call for STSM funding announced in September 2012.