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Call for Grant Proposals: Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition Policy

2 octubre, 2008

CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS
TILEC – TILBURG LAW AND ECONOMICS CENTER
IIPC GRANT COMPETITION:
INNOVATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION POLICY
TILEC – Tilburg Law and Economics Center – announces the 2008 TILEC IIPC grant competition. The TILEC IIPC grantcompetition provides funding for up to three scientists (orteams of scientists) in the amount of EUR 15,000 each toconduct legal and economic research on the interplaybetween innovation, intellectual property rights andcompetition policy. Funded projects will generate papersthat will be presented at a workshop on the issue, whichwill take place in Tilburg in the fall of 2009.
The goals of the TILEC IIPC grant are to bring togetherscholars in the fields of law and of economics to generatenew, scientific, policy-relevant findings related toinnovation, intellectual property rights and competitionpolicy, and to facilitate future collaborations.
ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must hold a doctorate from a recognizededucational institution and have an appointment as memberof the faculty, researcher, or main investigator in anactive research institution.
CRITERIA:
Proposals will be chosen on the basis of:
(i) their relevance to TILEC’s research programme for2007-2011, in particular Section 2.2.2 (‘Competitionpolicy and Regulation’);(ii) scientific significance;(iii) feasibility;(iv) strength of research design;(v) societal significance.
Proposals that draw on both economic and legalscholarships, or that are jointly submitted by one (orseveral) legal scholar(s) and one (or several)economist(s), will receive special attention.
FUNDING:
Two thirds of the grant will be paid in March 2009, theremaining third being disbursed after presentation of asatisfactory paper at the abovementioned workshop anddelivery of the final version. Reimbursement of theexpenses associated to the workshop will come in additionto the grant.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply for funding, please submit a 2000- to 3000-wordproposal that describes:
(i) the specific aims of the research;(ii) preliminary studies or findings;(iii) the methods or techniques to be applied;(iv) the way in which the research fulfills the criterialisted above.
A CV of the researchers involved in the project shouldaccompany the proposal. Applicants may send an electronicversion of their proposal (pdf only) to:
Email: MAILTO:IIPC@uvt.nl
until 10 December 2008, indicating “TILEC IIPC grantproposal” in the subject field of the message. A selectioncommittee, comprising professors of law and of economicsaffiliated with major universities, will assess theproposals. Its decisions are to be known by 20 February2009. The main investigator of each selected proposal willbe asked to enter into a formal agreement regarding thedelivery of the paper and the participation to theabove mentioned workshop.
FURTHER INFORMATION:
For further information about the competition, please senda request to:
Email: MAILTO:IIPC@uvt.nl
For additional information about
TILEC, please visit theTILEC website:
http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/tilec/
TILEC’s research programme can be consulted at:
http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/tilec/research/researchprogramme/
On Monday 15 December 2008 TILEC hosts a workshop where thewinners of the 2007 TILEC IIPC grant will present the firstresults of their research. For more information andregistration, please visit:
http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/tilec/events/conferences/
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