Integrator. Logistics as enabler for enhancing society

Consortia of researchers and public/private partners can apply for funding for logistics research that falls within the societal context of different Top Sectors.

Purpose

The aim of this call is to fund high-level innovative research, which is transdisciplinary, international in orientation and focused on cross-cutting themes between Top Sectors. Research projects awarded funding should make a long-term (2020) contribution to the ambitions of the Top Sector Logistics on the themes of accessibility, livability and competitiveness. In addition, the research should contribute to the ambitions of at least one of the other Top Sectors.

Who can apply

Applications are submitted by the main applicant on behalf of the project consortium. Main applicants (and any co-applicants) are researchers appointed for at least the duration of the application process and the project to one of the following knowledge institutes:

  • Dutch universities;
  • KNAW and NWO institutes;
  • Universities of applied sciences;
  • TO2 institutes (including TNO). 

More information about who can apply can be found in section 3.1 of the call for proposals. 

What to appy for

The maximum funding available per project is €500,000.
The minimum duration of a project is two years, the maximum duration is three years. 

Funding can be requested for the use of personnel and material costs. More information can be found in section 3.2. of the call for proposals.

Required cofounding

The private and/or public partners in the consortium should jointly make a specific contribution to the research, which is at least equivalent to the amount of requested funding. This means that the minimum co-funding is 50% of the total project budget. If the maximum grant of k€500 is requested, the minimum co-funding requirement will be k€500. The co-funding may be in-kind only; cash co-funding is not required. More information about the requirements regarding co-funding can be found in section 3.5 of the call for proposals.

When to apply

  • The deadline for submission of the obligatory letter of intent was Thursday May 31, 2018 14:00 hours (C.E.S.T).
  • The deadline for submission of full proposals was Tuesday August 28, 2018, 14:00 hours (C.E.S.T)

Assessment

Criteria

The letters of intent will not be assessed and are meant to gauge the interest in this call and organise the assessment procedure appropriately. 

Eligible applications will first be assessed on the fit with the programme. 

Eligible applications that receive a positive assessment regarding the fit within the programme will then be assessed on two criteria:

  • Quality
  • Consortium composition and knowledge valorization. 

More information about the assessment criteria can be found in section 4.2 of the call for proposals.

Procedure

The standing Programme Committee (PC) of the TKI Logistics will assess the fit of the applications within the programme. 

Eligible applications that receive a positive assessment regarding the fit within the programme will then be submitted for assessment to: 

  1.  the ad hoc assessment committee, who will assesses the applications with regard to the criterion ‘Quality’. This committee will issue an advise with a quality indication (excellent, very good, good or unsatisfactory). 
  2. again the programme committee of the TKI, who will assess the applications with regard to the criterion ‘composition of the consortium and valorisation’. The PC will issue an advise with a quality indication (excellent, very good, good or unsatisfactory’). 

Applications are only eligible for funding if they fit within the programme and are qualified as at least “very good” on both Criterion II (Quality) and Criterion III (Consortium composition and valorisation).

The ranking and the advice of the assessment committees are submitted to the TKI Board which, on that basis, decides on the funding of the grant applications.

n.b. Where appropriate, an interview with the applicants may form part of the assessment procedure.
 


Details

Status

Closed for application

Deadline

28 August 2018 14:00

Grant type

Programmatic

Budget

3.000.000 euro

Science area

Social Sciences and Humanities

Objective

Thematic research and public -private partnership (2015-2018)

Partners

TKI Dinalog; Albert Veenstra (veenstra@dinalog.nl), Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat Topsector Logistiek

Contact

Mw. I.M. van Leeuwen MSc Mw. I.M. van Leeuwen MSc +31 (0)70 3494312 logistiek@nwo.nl