Osteology Researcher Grants - Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find some frequently asked questions which may help you when applying for research funding.


Will the Researcher Grants be offered again next year?

Yes, if nothing else is stated on our website, the grant system is continuously open for submissions. See our application deadlines.

Are international researchers eligible to apply?

Yes, all our granting programmes are open for the international research community.

Is there a template to follow when submitting a main application?

No, there is no specific template to be followed. However, you can use our Research Wizard or Biostatistics Wizard on THE BOX to guide you through the essentials of a grant application. For formatting guidelines, please read through our application guidelines.

Does the 12-page page limit for the main applications include references and/or budget justification?

Yes, the 12 pages must include all your references and the budget justification. An appendix is only allowed for institutional overhead regulations (max. 2 pages) or an approval document from an institutional review board, for example.

Can potential funding be used to cover such things as salaries, tuition fees or travelling costs?

Yes, partially. Our granting guidelines allow for a maximum of 25% of the total funding amount for salaries of scientific personnel. Technicians or statisticians, for example, can be budgeted in addition to the 25%. Tuition fees should fall into the 25% limit to receive support.

Travelling costs must be reasonable and budgeted accordingly and can be part of the funding requested.

Can I allocate funding to publication costs?

Yes, since 2019 it has become obligatory to budget costs for open access publication. We encourage all grantees to publish their results in open access journals.

What is a budget justification and what does it consist of?

A budget justification is a detailed overview of every item and its costs that is going to be used in the proposed research study. Items such as personnel, equipment, supplies, experimental and analytical procedures, travel, publication and institutional overhead costs shall be included. If your project is part of an umbrella project and other financial resources support the proposed project, it must be made crystal clear which parts shall be supported by the Osteology Foundation and which parts are covered by additional funds (a comparative table is useful).

Can I edit my application after submission, even if the application deadline has not passed yet?

No, this is not possible. For technical reasons the application cannot be edited anymore once submitted. Please contact the Osteology Office (grants@osteology.org) to request changes.

Is it possible to include images and references into the abstract application?

No, for the abstract application we ask to submit plain text only.

Is there a separate section to include references in the abstract application?

No, references must be integrated into the plan text and fit into the word limit. Abbreviations such as “Lang et al. 1972” may be used.


If you have any other questions, please send an e-mail to: grants@osteology.org