The goal of the Programme “Installation Research Projects” is providing support to the establishment of new research groups of young scientists in order to accelerate the establishment of their autonomous research careers after the acquisition of a doctoral degree. The Programme enables young scientists to establish their own research group and laboratory during a five-year funding period. The project proposal should primarily include the development of new research topics and/or methodology.

The Programme is intended for researchers that obtained their doctorate at least two years and at most seven years before the Call deadline and who wish to form or develop a new research team and become independent researchers.

Between 2013 and now, five calls have been published within this Programme (UIP-2013-11, UIP-2014-09, UIP-2017-05, UIP-2019-04, UIP-2020-02) and more than 200 projects were funded.