Funding Measures by the RD Plasma from its Overhead Share
The 10% overhead devoted to the RD Plasma is intended to be spent to support the strategic goals of the RD. These goals are mainly to gain visibility for plasma science, to support scientific communication and to provide assistance for the acquisition of third party funding. The spending is separated into a base budget for permanent obligations and to a specific budget that is distributed in the framework of yearly calls.
The available balance from the overhead is typically 25,000 € per year from different sources. The spending of the specific support should reflect the sources of income as long as strategic goals of the RD are being pursued. The spending via specific calls should follow the principle of a matching fund in general.