Grants are normally only awarded to applicants who are affiliated with a university/an academic institution. As a general policy, research grant money is only transferred to university accounts. Particularly relevant projects submitted by non-affiliated applicants will, however, be considered by the ITI Research Committee.
As a general rule, once a grant has been awarded, the successful first applicant (the person listed as "First Applicant" in the ITI Research Grant application form) is barred from making any further grant application for a period of three years from the date on which the award was allocated by the Research Committee.
If human studies or animal studies are approved by the ITI Research Committee, approval remains pending until the first applicant provides proof of Ethical Committee approval to the ITI Headquarters. Funds will only be made available after copies of the approval form(s) have been sent to the ITI Headquarters. For further information, please refer to the ITI Research Grant Guidelines.
The ITI does not fund thesis projects that are part of master programs, nor does it fund PhD theses. Exceptions may apply if experiments performed during the course of the thesis are part of a broader study run by a university faculty member who would then also be the first or second applicant.
Only applications that are submitted using the most current version of the application form that applies to the applicant’s country/region and that are filled out in line with the ITI Research Grant Application Guidelines will be considered.