Researchers in Mexico, Malaysia and Brazil shed light on biotechnology grants from UN-affiliated funder
Find a partner in another country to work with; even if this is not required, it adds weight to an application
Present preliminary data if you can, and include a plan B in case your project hits the buffers
Projects involving novel technologies are most likely to catch a reviewer’s eye
Make sure your proposal is within the funder’s scope, and ask them if you’re not sure
For researchers in low and middle-income countries, funding to get projects off the ground can be hard to come by. So grants from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology offer a lifeline to those in the organisation’s 65 member states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
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