How to apply
What types of application is TRANSVAC looking for?
TRANSVAC seeks to support vaccine-related projects currently in the preclinical phase of development. TRANSVAC’s goal is to further support and accelerate vaccine-related projects by providing access to the services and expertise contained within the TRANSVAC Infrastructure. Most technologies and experience are thereby free of charge. All Intellectual Property generated by the project will remain the ownership of the User, unless indicated otherwise prior to starting work within TRANSVAC. Under the EC rules, the User must be able to make the work performed within TRANSVAC public.
If you are interested in applying to one of the TRANSVAC Services, simply follow these steps:
- Step 1: Go to the Service descriptions for specific information on the Service infrastructures and the free Services available. Select the Service which is most relevant for your work. For scientific questions regarding a specific Service, please contact the corresponding lead scientist directly (their contact details are listed there). For questions regarding any aspect of the submission, review or associated administration please contact the TRANSVAC Management Team.
- Step 2: Carefully read the application guidelines of this website for detailed information on eligibility criteria, the application procedure and the selection process, which also details the duties of the Users accessing the TRANSVAC Services.
- Step 3: Download and carefully read the Application form and complete it offline. With submission of the Application Form you declare that you have read and understood the Call Procedure and accept its terms.
PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION FORM AND HELPTEXT CAREFULLY. Applications not containing essential information (e.g. on methodology) cannot be properly evaluated for feasibility.
The Call Procedure and the Application Form may be subject to change. Please always download the current versions for the latest cut-off date from this website (see Call Schedule).
Format of the Application
Applicants must use the Application form and submit it in PDF format by e-mail. Any paper versions of applications will be rejected.
Confirmation of Receipt
Receipt of your application will be acknowledged within 48 hours (72 hours if submitted on Fridays). Applications not acknowledged as received may have not been successfully transmitted and should be resubmitted via e-mail. Under no circumstances will the Management Team accept responsibility for lost e-mails or consider applications received after the deadline. Applicants are solely responsible for ensuring that their applications are received and acknowledged within the deadline.
Number of Simultaneous Applications Allowed
Applicants may submit more than one application at a time for a given Service, provided each application is scientifically distinct. An application for multiple complementary services for one distinct scientific project should be submitted with a single Application Form where the check boxes corresponding to the selected services are ticked.
Renewals / Extensions
Renewal and Extension applications are not allowed for this Call for Applications.
All applications must be written in English.
Attachments / Maximum Length of Applications
The responses submitted to this Call for Applications may not exceed the maximum number of words indicated in the Application Form. Tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and charts should be directly included into the Application Form and the application sent as a single file to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format. Filenames must not include spaces or special characters, and a PDF extension must be used.
Submitting on Time
Applications may be submitted on or after the opening date and must be successfully received by TRANSVAC no later than 5:00 p.m. CET/CEST on the application cut-off date. If an application is not received by the due date and time, it will not be reviewed until the next application cut-off date. See also: Confirmation of Receipt (above).
Notification on Results
All applicants will be notified via e-mail of the results of their application upon completion of the selection process and if selected will be invited to enter into contact with TRANSVAC. No discussion will be entered into regarding the reasons for rejection and the TRANSVAC User Selection Panel’s decision is final. The successful applicants’ names will be published on the TRANSVAC website.
Above all, TRANSVAC is looking for innovative high-potential proposals of scientific excellence. Scientific excellence and feasibility will be the main criteria for selecting the applications.
TRANSVAC will not provide the Users with cash funding or any kind of financial support in the context of this call. TRANSVAC exclusively offers Users free access to its partners’ installations and Services. There is no cost to the User for using their awarded Service.
Please note: For paid services, Users from outside Europe may apply. While following the same application procedure, the selection will not be dependent on the review process described under Proposal Evaluation and Selection Process and applications can directly be accepted by the service provider.
If a proposal is selected by the TRANSVAC2 consortium, the animal experiments will still require approval by the respective local ethics committee (from the country where the experiments are conducted). If this approval will not be granted, the TRANSVAC2 consortium cannot be deemed responsible and the applicants cannot make any claim for compensation.