This research grant invites scientists in Europe to conduct research based on natural compounds or phytoextracts. The focus is on pharmacological preclinical and clinical research aiming to establish new indications and improved therapies.
The NATVANTAGE GRANT is being awarded yearly to up to 3 researchers or research teams, who have submitted an inspired and promising project application for a nature-based research topic aiming at therapeutic use.
A scientific Advisory Board evaluates the potential projects with special emphasis on their consideration of a medical unmet need, their scientific standard, clinical relevance, innovation potential and feasibility.
In addition to promoting solution-oriented research, the grant encourages knowledge-sharing and networking among the grant recipients and within the scientific community.
The grant amount depends on the respective country and institute involved and reaches up to 80.000 Euro per annum per applicant for a maximum duration of 3 years (240.000 Euro maximum aggregate grant amount per applicant).
The financial commitment of the Foundation is made for one year only. The prolongation is (like the grant itself) subject to the sole discretion of the Foundation and the Advisory Board based on the progress of the project in the previous year(s).
The submission period ends on 18th February 2022.
A scientific Advisory Board consisting of the following members
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Alban (Kiel, Germany),
Prof. Dr. Veronika Butterweck (Romanshorn, Switzerland), and
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Michalsen (Berlin, Germany)
and/or any other suitable member as designated by the Foundation (Advisory Board) will evaluate the potential projects.
If project proposals are positively evaluated, grant awards further require a written agreement between the Applicants, respectively their institution and the Foundation.
Grant recipients commit themselves to
Applications must be submitted online at www.natvantage.ch.
The current submission period ends on 18th February 2022.
The deadline is met if all of the following information is submitted in the form and with the content specified below as at the above date at latest.
Please complete the grant application form provided with the following information in English or German (Application Documents):
Please allocate the contents of your application precisely to the individual fields and avoid redundancies.
Further please upload the following documents as PDF files:
as well as any other relevant documentation.
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 guidelines.
Participants of the grant will be informed about the outcome in June 2022.
The Advisory Board and the Foundation will not communicate any reasons for acceptance or rejection of the Grant applications.
Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org