Vitalise-Project / Call is OPEN! Apply for Transnational Access to the Research Infrastructures of VITALISE Project

Call is OPEN! Apply for Transnational Access to the Research Infrastructures of VITALISE Project

The Call for research proposals from external researchers is now OPEN until 30 April 2022! This is your chance to conduct research studies in top-tier Living Lab Research Infrastructures in Europe and Canada! Apply for Transnational Access to one of the 17 infrastructures of VITALISE Project today. 

VITALISE project has opened its first Call for research proposals from external researchers from multiple disciplines! The external researchers whose proposals are selected will be granted free Transnational Access to one of the project’s 17 Livings Lab Research Infrastructures.

Selected researchers or research groups (up to 5 researchers in total) will be notified with the results of the selection process by 31 July 2022 and will be able to access the infrastructures for 30 days (unit of access) between September to December 2022.

Transnational Access is planned to be either (i) fully in-person, (ii) partially remote (i.e., in-person access for a specific time period combined with remote access to the infrastructure’s facilities for the rest of the unit of access) or (iii) fully remote. Reasearchers may only apply for Transnational Access to institutions located in different countries from the organisation they represent.

During in-person Transnational Access, researchers will receive financial support for travel subsistence and daily allowance, while there will be no refund during the remote period of access.

External researchers approved for TA will be supported by the Research Infrastructure Leader (RIL) in panel management activities, as well as by a Living Lab facilitator, who will help in the process of engaging local communities in native language, whenever local stakeholders’ involvement is needed. In the per unit access, preparatory work and on-site support are included.

The researchers are encouraged to apply for Transnational Access to conduct research on a topic related to one of the project’s Joint Research Activities (JRAs) in order to collaborate on their research with some of the consortium partners. The Joint Research Activities (JRAs) bring together researchers from different Living Labs in collaborative projects for three different domains in Living Lab Health and Wellbeing research, i.e.: (i) Rehabilitation, (ii) Transitional care and (iii) Everyday living environments.