Research Support Groups.
WHAT IS IT?
It is a project to promote the research and study of the possibilities of bamboo from a scientific point of view, in which we offer advice, support and monitoring to projects that are linked to research, development, outreach or training.
The partner institutions may apply for the opening of a research support group focused on a specific project (PFC, end of degree, thesis, essays…) that includes the study of bamboo in any of its stages, forestry, construction, regulations, heritage, new materials, fire resistance…
Once studied by the association, if the project is approved, it would have the support of a specific internal group that would contribute its experience and knowledge of the sector to achieve the success of the research.
ABOUT THE PROJECTS TO BE MENTORED
WHAT CAN ASIB ASSIST WITH?
AsIB promotes the research support programme by advising partner institutions and/or individuals in the following fields involving bamboo:
- Technical aspects related to: construction, resistance, regulations, new materials.
- Silviculture and taxonomy: species selection, diameters, wall widths, etc.
- History or Heritage
The AsIB research support programme will not include within the consultancy the architectural design of projects, nor the design of construction details, nor industrial or product design. Neither will projects with commercial and/or economic purposes be accepted.
WHAT DO WE OFFER IN THE SUPPORT?
In the assessment of approved applications we offer:
- Creation of a specific working group formed by AsIB partners and dedicated to provide answers and guidance on the aspects of the project related to bamboo.
- Three online meetings: to get to know the project, to follow up and to close the assessment.
- Drafting of a final document that will be delivered to the applicant/institution that has applied for support.
WHEN DOES THE MENTORING END?
The research support programme is structured on a quarterly basis so that the expected duration of the consultancy is 3 months from the time of approval.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURES AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE
WHO CAN APPLY?
Individuals (or teams) as well as Universities, Technical Schools, NGOs, companies, etc. that are members of the AsIB at the time the application form is submitted and at least until the end of the consultancy can apply. It is not a requirement for both parties to be active members.
WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT TO APPLY FOR ASIB SUPPORT?
WHEN CAN YOU APPLY?
Applications can be submitted when the deadlines open, this will be every quarter of the year. The periods open for receipt of applications will be:
- From January 1st to March 20th
- From April 1st to June 20 th
- From July 1st to September 20 th
- From October 1st to December 20th
ON WHAT VALUES / REASONS DOES THE AsIB SELECT PROJECTS TO SUPPORT?
The selection of projects to receive research support will be made by the AsIB with a positive evaluation of various aspects such as:
- That the request for advice is of a specific aspect and can be clearly and synthetically understood in the research support application form.
- That the subject to be dealt with is original or deals with new fields of study of bamboo.
- It should involve new uses and applications of bamboo, be related to its inclusion in Europe, sustainability and the development of new materials.
- The project must be related to an institution/organisation/university/school/other that has objectives related to those of the AsIB.
- The project must come from an institution/organisation/university/school/other that respects the code of ethics drawn up by AsIB.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED OR REJECTED?
Responses on applications will be communicated and made public after the deadline for receipt of applications and after one week for the AsIB to evaluate the applications.