The LRI programme funds research that address the priority issues of the chemical industry regarding the health and environmental impact of chemicals.
Grants for research are allocated to scientists who submit viable proposals for projects aimed at meeting the priority research objectives. Successful candidates must demonstrate capability for scientific excellence and for managing projects within the terms of a contract.
Research is conducted openly by non-industry scientists and the results are publicly available. Proposals may be submitted by any European or non-European, for-profit or non-profit organization, public or private entities, such as universities, colleges, laboratories, and contract research organizations; units of national and local governments with the necessary laboratory facilities; and research cooperatives. Collaborations between research institutions are encouraged. Cefic is a non-profit organisation and therefore overhead costs should be limited ideally to 15%.