The funding provided by CorBI through specific agreements with different sponsors will be structured in three main areas: CorBI Investigator Grants, CorBI early career grants, and CorBI From-Bench-to-Bedside Initiative (B2B) Grants.
CorBI Investigator Grants
This grant program aims at supporting established researchers to develop projects of excellence in areas of interest identified by CorBI. The grants will amount each to a total of 200,000 €/year for a total of three years. The awardees will be scientists who show a high level of excellence in their recent research as judged by the CorBI Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. They will be required to acknowledge explicitly the support provided by CorBI in all publications and scientific communications.
CorBI Early Career Grants
One of the main concerns of CorBI Foundation is that brilliant young scientists are not forced to abandon their careers due to lack of funds, especially in the present circumstances of economic crisis. CorBI will fund projects presented by promising researchers under 40 years of age working in the fields mentioned above. These grants should definitely make a difference in their careers. They could also serve as a foundation from which the awardees could prepare an ERC proposal, the most prestigious research award in Europe today, and will help build CorBI’s image as an institution promoting young talent.
CorBI From-Bench-to-Bedside Initiative (B2B) Grants
This initiative aims to support those research teams and professionals looking to take the most advance basic research to the clinical practice. The main objective is to design new therapeutic interventions for patients and increase our knowledge of some of the most devastating diseases.
The novelty of this initiative is that it seeks to alleviate one of the niches most neglected by traditional research programs, bridging the gap between the laboratory and the clinical practice that limits the advancement of knowledge on human health during development and aging, on cardiovascular and neurological diseases, cancer, etc.