Conditions of application for NATVANTAGE GRANT

Wilhelm Doerenkamp-Foundation
c/o Verdo H. und V. AG
Wiesentalstrasse 126
CH-7006 Chur

Contact: Mrs. Elisabeth Labadie
Email: grant@natvantage.ch

Effective as of: 31 October 2017

These conditions and policies of application (Conditions) of the Wilhelm Doerenkamp-Foundation, c/o Klosterfrau AG, Wiesentalstrasse 126, CH-7006 Chur (Foundation) govern the modalities of the online registration, application, selection and administration for the Natvantage Grant awarded by the Foundation (Grant).

By registering, applicants confirm that they have read and that they accept the following Conditions.

Evaluation

A scientific advisory board (Advisory Board) will evaluate the projects with special emphasis on their innovation potential, scientific standard, their consideration of a medical unmet need and clinical relevance (Project(s)).

If Project proposals are positively evaluated, Grant awards further require a written agreement between the applicants, respectively their institution and the Foundation.

Conditions and Procedures

  1. Commitment

    Grant recipients commit themselves to

    • the rules of good scientific practice and conducting clinical studies according to good clinical practice (G.C.P.);
    • submitting a first project status report after 6 months' project term;
    • submitting yearly status reports including evidence of the application of funds as prerequisite for potential further funding;
    • participating in annual project review workshops in Europe (at the Foundation’s expense);
    • making a final scientific and financial report on their project and submitting the research results to a scientific journal for publication.
  2. Application Procedure

    Applications must be submitted online at the website indicated by the Foundation.

    The deadline communicated by the Foundation is only met if all of the application information and documentation as requested by the Foundation is submitted in the required form and with the required content as at the date of the deadline at latest.

    Unless provided otherwise by the Foundation, the Grant application consists of (i) a summary of the Project, (ii) a background and motivation letter, (iii) a paper describing the hypotheses and specific aims, (iv) a paper describing novelty and potential application, (v) a description of hypotheses testing experiments to be carried out within the Grant period, (vi) the applicant’s CV and publication list as well as (vii) any other information or documentation requested by the Foundation and/or submitted by the applicant with respect to the Grant application (Application Documents).

    The applicants assure that they are the owners of all rights to the Application Documents and entitled to the submission of such according to these Conditions.

    The Advisory Board and the Foundation will not communicate any reasons for acceptance or rejection of the Grant applications.

  3. No Entitlement

    There is no legal entitlement to participation in the Grant program. The Foundation with input from the Advisory Board decides at its sole discretion about the admission to the Grant program without the requirement of any justification or explanation. The Foundation is entitled to cancel all or part of the Grant at any time. There will be no correspondence about the admission to the Grant program or the rejection of a Grant application.

    A Grant application may be withdrawn in written form at any time by the applicant. In any case, there is no entitlement to restitution of the submitted documents, both during and after the Grant participation.

  4. Confidentiality

    Any Application Document and all other documents and information submitted and all communication during the Grant application process (Information) may be used by the Foundation in connection with the Grant application process and the participation in the Grant program. The applicants agree that the Information will be accessible to the Advisory Board as well as to other selected experts and advisors (Experts & Advisors) of the Foundation without any restriction. However, the Advisory Board and the Experts & Advisors are only allowed to share the Information with third parties with the written consent of the applicants.

    The Foundation assumes no responsibility or liability for any Information submitted by the applicants during the Grant application process as well as for any intellectual property rights and/or know-how contained therein.

  5. Liability / No Right to Appeal

    Any liability of the Foundation for any direct or indirect damage, including, but not limited to, damage caused by loss of profit, is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Foundation shall not be liable in the event of force majeure. The liability for auxiliary persons (Hilfspersonen) is expressly excluded in its entirety.

    The applicants shall indemnify the Foundation, the Advisory Board as well as the Experts & Advisors for any claims by third parties of alleged infringement of copyright, industrial property rights, trade secrets and other third party rights in connection with the Application Documents and other information and documents submitted by the applicants.

    The Foundation will not compensate the applicants for any costs, fees or expenses arisen in connection with the Grant application.

    The Foundations’ decisions as regards the Grant application procedures, the Grant admission and the Grant award are final. There shall be no recourse or appeal rights to a Court or to any other superordinate body.

Privacy Policy

  1. Use and Processing of Personal Data

    The Foundation grants to the applicants the protection of Personal Data (see definition below) as provided by the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.

    Participation in the Grant program is voluntary. During the Grant application procedure and the following participation in the Grant program, applicant will be required, amongst others, to submit his/her own and his/her team’s personal data (all information relating to an identified or identifiable person like e.g. name, address, birthdate, etc.; Personal Data).

    The applicants agree that the Foundation and its auxiliary persons and affiliates, the Advisory Board and/or the Experts & Advisors may freely use, process and transfer the Personal Data for the purpose of the assessment of the Grant admission, the assessment of the Grant award and the Grant and Project administration in compliance with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.

    The Foundation carefully selects the auxiliary persons and affiliates, the Advisory Board and/or the Experts & Advisors which may be located in Switzerland or abroad and ensures that any processing of submitted Personal Data will comply with the rules set out herein.

    The Personal Data may be retained and stored by the Foundation before, during and after the end of the Grant application process, the participation in the Grant program and the Project. At any time, applicants are entitled to request information concerning the Personal Data stored about him/her by the Foundation. Applicants may request that the Foundation corrects or amends his/her Personal Data. However, the applicants shall be aware that a request for deletion may not be fully executed by the Foundation if there is a conflict with the statutory requirements for record retention.

    The data transfers between the applicants, the Foundation, the Advisory Board and the Experts & Advisors are not encrypted.

    Any other queries regarding the protection of Personal Data by using the website of the Foundation in connection with the Grant (Website) shall be directed to grant@natvantage.ch.

  2. Cookies

    The Foundation grants to the applicants the protection of Personal Data (see definition below) as provided by the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.

    Participation in the Grant program is voluntary. During the Grant application procedure and the following participation in the Grant program, applicant will be required, amongst others, to submit his/her own and his/her team’s personal data (all information relating to an identified or identifiable person like e.g. name, address, birthdate, etc.; Personal Data).

    The applicants agree that the Foundation and its auxiliary persons and affiliates, the Advisory Board and/or the Experts & Advisors may freely use, process and transfer the Personal Data for the purpose of the assessment of the Grant admission, the assessment of the Grant award and the Grant and Project administration in compliance with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.

    The Foundation carefully selects the auxiliary persons and affiliates, the Advisory Board and/or the Experts & Advisors which may be located in Switzerland or abroad and ensures that any processing of submitted Personal Data will comply with the rules set out herein.

    The Personal Data may be retained and stored by the Foundation before, during and after the end of the Grant application process, the participation in the Grant program and the Project. At any time, applicants are entitled to request information concerning the Personal Data stored about him/her by the Foundation. Applicants may request that the Foundation corrects or amends his/her Personal Data. However, the applicants shall be aware that a request for deletion may not be fully executed by the Foundation if there is a conflict with the statutory requirements for record retention.

    The data transfers between the applicants, the Foundation, the Advisory Board and the Experts & Advisors are not encrypted.

    Any other queries regarding the protection of Personal Data by using the website of the Foundation in connection with the Grant (Website) shall be directed to grant@natvantage.ch.

Miscellaneous

In the event that any of the terms or provisions of these Conditions are determined to be invalid or nil/void or if any provision or term of these Conditions shall become invalid or nil/void at any time hereafter, then all other provisions of these Conditions shall remain valid and effective in accordance with their terms. A provision which shall be determined to be or which shall become invalid or nil/void, shall be substituted by another suitable provision which shall maintain the economic purposes of these Conditions. The same shall apply in case of a contractual gap.

These Conditions shall in all respects be governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, including all matters of construction and validity, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions.

The ordinary courts at the domicile of the Foundation shall have exclusive jurisdiction with regard to any claim and/or dispute arising out of these Conditions.

Should you have any questions in connection with the Grant and/or these Conditions, please contact grant@natvantage.ch.