The main idea of the Grant Lab is that grant managers are not only supporting researchers with necessary administrative work, but they are also idea makers. The Grant Lab is an open platform for project/grant managers from CIIRC CTU and partners’ institutions. It has been set up to enhance cooperation and best practice sharing. The Grant Lab serves as a platform and also a physical office in the CIIRC CTU building. There the grant managers and researchers can meet and discuss novel research ideas and potential funding opportunities. The joint project strategy is focused on the strategic consortium basis and also individual top-level grants (such as ERC, MSCA, etc.).
Grant managers provide the consortium with creative tasks while preparing grant applications. The strategy enables the cooperation of project managers to jointly prepare proposals. And in that way significantly enhance competitiveness in seeking international grant calls. Their aim is to secure additional competitive public and private funds for RICAIP sustainability and further development. Furthermore, the CIIRC CTU participates in the Teaming Club activities. These activities are aiming to share experiences, know-how, and best practices among all participants of TEAMING projects. Ultimately finding new partners for cooperation and synergetic activities.