Grants to researchers around the world to provide high-quality data and refined search techniques!

Each year, the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) extends financial support to qualified investigators, in the form of grants-in-aid awarded on a competing proposal basis, for the preparation of reference X-ray powder diffraction data. The ICDD charter stipulates that the goals of the ICDD include the collection and dissemination of diffraction reference standards and the sponsorship of suitable research projects for the improvement and utilization of such data. The ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program was established to contribute to these goals.

The ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program observes two independent cycles. Grant-in-Aid cycles are eleven months in duration. Proposals that miss the deadline or incomplete proposals will be returned to the proposer or, alternatively, the proposer may request that the proposal be carried over to the next deadline.

The ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program observes two independent cycles. The schedule for each cycle is listed below.

  Cycle I Cycle II
Proposal submissions accepted: 2023-12-01 to 2024-02-06 2024-06-01 to 2024-07-31
Proposal deadline: 2024-02-06 2024-07-31
GIA Committee meets to review proposals: 2024-03-15 2024-09-01
Approved grants begin: 2024-04-01 2024-10-01
Data submission deadline: 2025-02-28 2025-08-31