hDMT Challenges for Junior Researchers Call 2019


Call for Project Applications to Solve Challenges in Organ-on-Chip Technology


Purpose of the call

The development of Organ-on-Chip technology includes challenges in the fields of technical engineering, biomedical technology, and their integration. Solving these challenges often requires a multidisciplinary approach. hDMT encourages junior researchers to submit a project application about a challenge that they have encountered in their research, including plans to solve or overcome that challenge.

Conditions for the project

  • The application team consists of at least two junior researchers (PhD students and/or postdocs) from different hDMT partner organisations.
  • Effective collaboration between members of the application team takes place. This means, for example, exchange of expertise or technology for an integrative approach.
  • The project aims to solve or overcome technical challenges in Organ-on-Chip research.
  • The project has a maximum duration of 18 months.
  • The most promising project will receive a research budget of € 5.000, to be used for travel, accommodation and/or materials.

Application procedure

A two-page application of free format includes:

  1. Names and affiliation of the applicants.
  2. Description of the challenge encountered.
  3. Plan to solve or overcome the challenge, including expected results.
  4. Short description of expected expenditure for which the research budget of € 5.000 will be used.

The deadline for submission is 1 March 2019. Proposals can be submitted to hDMT via info@hdmt.technology.

The applications are evaluated by a scientific jury consisting of:

  • Nikolas Gaio, TU Delft
  • Andries van der Meer, UTwente
  • Femke de Vrij, Erasmus MC

The most promising application, with regard to deliverables, feasibility and collaboration, will receive a research budget of € 5.000. Evaluation results will be communicated by 1 April 2019.

For questions about the hDMT Challenges Call contact hDMT Managing Director Mieke Schutte: m.schutte@hdmt.technology.