Aims and Objectives
The purpose of the ICS sponsored Research Grants is to fund the development of research in the science of bladder and bowel incontinence.
Emerging International, multidisciplinary research team
The objective of this grant is to facilitate the development of international collaborations by providing financial support for new international, multidisciplinary research partnerships, which are defined as partnerships between at least two International Continence Society (ICS) members representing different disciplines, institutions and countries.
Examples of multidisciplinary collaborative teams include partnership of a nurse with a basic scientist, a urologist with a gynaecologist, physician with a physiotherapist. Collaborators may apply together as co-principal investigators, or as a team with one principal investigator and one or more co-investigator(s).
- Up to GBP £2,000 in funding can be awarded.
- Funding can be used to cover travel expenses for team meetings, meeting fees, preparation of grant applications and other related expenses.
- Funding does not cover salary support for the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-investigator, technical materials or computer equipment, support for technical staff, laboratory studies, diagnostic studies, mailing and postage for questionnaires or any other related materials, nor patient vouchers for transportation, meals, etc.
- ICS does not provide funds directly to researchers but rather to the institution/organisation with which the nominated PI is affiliated, usually as an employee. The institution holds the funds and maintains an ICS grant account from which the researcher can draw.
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