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Award Timeline

Application Phase

October 4, 2020 to February 15, 2021 (23:59 GMT+3)

Applicants can submit their research project proposal at any time in the open application time period. All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria, adhere to the key elements of the research project proposal and conform to the formatting criteria for submission.

Review Phase

November 2020 to March 2021

Three scientific committees made up of experts in fields associated with each theme will review project proposals. The committees will liaise with appointed peer reviewers in the relevant fields who will assess the research project proposals during the review phase. Committees will then select the best research project proposals.

Selection and Announcement Phase

March 2021

The committees will determine the best research project proposals, and announce grant recipients shortly after. Only successful applications will be contacted for next steps.