Instruct provides access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology to support research in structural biology. Our aim is to encourage and facilitate the integrative use of technologies and methodologies that are available at Instruct Centres.
Instruct will allocate funds to support small pilot grants in any area of structural biology up to a maximum of €10,000 per project to early career researchers (PhD students or Postdocs in their first 5 years after graduation).
COVID-19 update: Due to the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, Instruct-ERIC has a period of restricted access beginning 16 March, with many services available remotely, where samples are sent by courier without the need to travel. Consult the Instruct-ERIC Technology Availability List to find out which services are currently available. Priority Access for Coronavirus research will continue where possible.
To Request Access, there is a simple online form to create a research proposal. If you have not yet registered an Instruct-ERIC account yet, please click the blue button "register now" on the top left of this page. Otherwise log in and then click the red button "begin a new proposal".
Introduction: Instruct-ERIC offers open access to structural biology infrastructure at our Instruct Centres. Our aim is to facilitate excellent science, and to this end, all applications are submitted for peer review by a panel of experts. Proposal funding is approved based on scientific merit, and reviewers offer constructive advice for improvements where this would benefit the research proposal.
Timeframe: The application and review process is efficient, transparent and quick. We aim to turn around applications within 6 weeks.
When to apply: Applications for access can be submitted at any time. Periodically, special calls for access will be published with a defined deadline. These special calls carry specific criteria, so please read the calls carefully.
Proposal application steps: There are six steps to the online application process, and you are guided through them step by step.
Integrative structural biology: Instruct advocates integrative structural biology, where multiple techniques give particular breadth to research, although we are happy to accept proposals for both single or multiple technologies.
Funding: Instruct-ERIC can fund the consumables, travel and accommodation for access visits. For more information on what Instruct-ERIC pays for, consult Funding for Access.
Your ARIA profile: Remember to update your profile, since this acts as your CV for all online applications. You can edit your profile at the end of your dashboard page.