The ELSI Origins Network project (EON), is seeking applications for grants of up to US$50,000 to support internationally collaborative research projects on the topic of the origins of life.
The purpose of these grants is to support innovative high-risk/high-reward research projects, accomplishable during short periods of time (from 1 to 9 months) to be worked on by a team of two or more members or more, and addressing any of the main questions of the EON project:
– How did life arise on Earth?
– How common is life in the universe?
– What fundamental principles explain the emergence of life?
We welcome Seed Grant projects to be carried out at ELSI, the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute of Technology, where office space and laboratory facilities for many types of study are available.
ELSI is a unique institution, chartered to study the origin of the Earth and the origin of Life as interconnected processes.
EON is supported by the John Templeton Foundation and was initiated to link the global Origins of Life research community, build a shared research framework that integrates its many technical aspects, and train the next generation of origins researchers.
The next upcoming deadline for proposal submission is August 10th, 2016, and we expect to be able to make funding decisions within a few weeks of the deadline.
Please see below URL for the details.