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The G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding

Mar 30, 2010

First Call for Proposals from an initiative between Research Councils from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, the UK, and the USA.

At the G8 Heads of Research Councils (HORCs) meeting held in Kyoto, Japan in May 2008, the initial proposal for a multilateral funding activity was introduced. The idea presented many benefits but also challenges. Multilateral research projects could address global chal-lenges in ways that national and bilateral activities could not. The G8 HORCs framework provided the unique opportunity to pilot a new modality for conducting international research.

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BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.