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Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas invites proposals for its advanced investigator grants for life sciences. ...
European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas invites proposals for its advanced investigator grants for life sciences. Grants are intended to promote substantial advances in the frontiers of knowledge, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. Proposals that involve the establishment of a new research activity in the EU or the associated countries by a principal investigator who is moving from a third country into the EU or associated country are encouraged. Each project must include at least one independent legal entity established in an EU member state or associated country. Grants are normally worth up to 2.5 million euros for up to five years; however, a additional 1m euros may be granted for start-up costs for an investigator moving from a third country, co-investigator projects or major investigator purposes. OJ 2010/C 298/07. ERC-2011-ADG_20110310.   Closing date: 10 Mar 11  Deadline information: Deadline time: 5pm Brussels time.   Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc   Award amount max: €3,500,000 Award amount min: - Award budget total: €661,400,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.IdeasDetailsCallPage&call_id=385   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Norway, Turkey, EU (European Union)   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Life Science (Bioscience), Biological Sciences, Other Studies and Professions Allied to Medicine (RAE Unit 11), Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14)      
European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas invites proposals for its advanced investigator grants for life sciences. ...

Deadline

10/03/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that a Fellowship will lead to a more permanent a...
Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that a Fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline, and approximately 70 Fellowships will be available in 2011. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.   Value - The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities.   Duration - Fellowships are normally tenable for either two or three years on a full-time basis, but requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period will be considered if this is appropriate for the nature of the research proposed and the career development of the individual. Fellowships will commence between the beginning of the 2011/2012 academic year and 1 May 2012. Application procedure - Application materials can be accessed from the Trust’s website after 4 January 2011. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 4.00pm on 10 March 2011. Statements from three nominated referees should also be submitted online as part of the application procedure.   The Trust will report results to applicants by the end of May 2011.   The Trust is currently reviewing its activity in support of Early Career Fellowships and revised scheme notes will be available on the website from November 2010  
Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that a Fellowship will lead to a more permanent a...

Deadline

10/03/2011

Funding Body

Leverhulme Trust

Category

Responsive mode

Synopsis

The ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (ERC Advanced Grants) encourage substantial advances at the frontier of knowledge by supporting excellent, leading advanced investigators to pursue ground breaking, high-risk/high gain research.   Normally,...
The ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (ERC Advanced Grants) encourage substantial advances at the frontier of knowledge by supporting excellent, leading advanced investigators to pursue ground breaking, high-risk/high gain research.   Normally, the maximum grant will be EUR 2 500 000 for a period of 5 years (pro rata for projects of shorter duration). However, an additional EUR 1,000,000 can be made available to cover (a) eligible “start-up” costs for Principal Investigators moving from a third country to the EU or an associated country, (b) 'Co-Investigator projects' and/or (c) the purchase of major equipment.   Profile of the ERC Advanced Grant Applicant Applicants for the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant are expected to be active researchers and to have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years which must be presented in the application. There is little prospect of an application succeeding in the absence of such a record, which identifies investigators as exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions.   Thus, in most fields, Principal Investigators of Advanced Grant proposals will be expected to demonstrate a record of achievements appropriate to the field and at least matching one or more of the following benchmarks:   • Normally 10 publications as senior author (or in those fields where alphabetic order of authorship is the norm, joint author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, and/or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed conferences proceedings of their respective field. • Normally 3 major research monographs, of which at least one is translated into another language. This benchmark is relevant to research fields where publication of monographs is the norm (e.g. humanities and social sciences). • Other alternative benchmarks that may be considered (individually or in combination) as indicative of an exceptional record and recognition in the last 10 years: • Normally 5 granted patents • Normally 10 invited presentations in well-established internationally organised conferences and advanced schools • Normally 3 research expeditions led by the applicant • Normally 3 well-established international conferences or congresses where the applicant was involved in their organisation as a member of the steering and/or organising committee • International recognition through scientific prizes/awards or membership in well regarded Academies   If a Principal Investigator so chooses, their achievements over a longer period than the past ten years can be considered in the following circumstances which should be highlighted in the CV.   For maternity, the track record considered can be extended by 18 months for each child born before or during the last ten years. For paternity, the track record considered can be extended by the actual amount of paternity leave taken for each child born before or during the last ten years. For long-term illness, clinical qualification or national service the track record considered can be extended by the amount of leave taken for each incident which occurred during the last ten years.   The track record considered should not in any case surpass 14 years and six months. No allowance will be made for part-time working (two years of part-time working count as two full-time years).   Deadline: 10 March 2011, 17.00.00 (Brussels local time)  
The ERC Advanced Investigator Grants (ERC Advanced Grants) encourage substantial advances at the frontier of knowledge by supporting excellent, leading advanced investigators to pursue ground breaking, high-risk/high gain research.   Normally,...

Deadline

10/03/2011

Funding Body

ERC

Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for its Marie Curie career integration grants. These enable researchers to establish themselves in an E...
European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for its Marie Curie career integration grants. These enable researchers to establish themselves in an EU member state or associated country, for example after a period of mobility. Each application is made jointly by a researcher of any nationality and a host organisation active in research and located in a member state or associated country. Each researcher must hold a doctoral degree or have at least four years’ equivalent research experience. The budget for this call is 40 million euros and funding is worth 25,000 euros per researcher per year for two to four years, which includes a contribution to the investigator’s research costs at the host organisation. FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG. OJ 2010/C 283/07.   Closing date: 08 Mar 11 Deadline information: Deadline time: 5pm Brussels local time. Deadlines on: 8 March 2011, 6 September 2011.   Award type: Travel for research purposes, Directed grants for individual investigators, Networking/collaboration   Award amount max: €25,000 Award amount min: - Award budget total: €40,000,000   Website: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP7DetailsCallPage&call_id=379 Application form: https://www.epss-fp7.org/epss/welcome.jsp   Eligibility profile ---------------------------------------------- Nationality of applicant institution: EU (European Union), FP7 Associated Countries   Disciplines ---------------------------------------------- Any    
European Commission Framework Programme 7: People   Description: The European Commission Framework Programme 7: People invites applications for its Marie Curie career integration grants. These enable researchers to establish themselves in an E...

Deadline

08/03/2011

Funding Body

European Commission

Category

Travel

Synopsis

The Genetics Society invites applications for its grants for field-based genetic research. These provide up to £1,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project or a visit to anothe...
The Genetics Society invites applications for its grants for field-based genetic research. These provide up to £1,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project or a visit to another laboratory for training. The research field should be one from which results would typically be suitable for publication in the society’s journal, Heredity. The scheme is open to any member of the society of at least one year's standing.   Deadline information Deadlines on: 1 March 2011, 1 September 2011, and repeated annually. Award amount max: £1,500   Disciplines: Animal Genetics & Breeding, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Plant Genetics, Biological Sciences (RAE Unit 14), Veterinary Science (RAE Unit 17)  
The Genetics Society invites applications for its grants for field-based genetic research. These provide up to £1,500 to cover the costs of travel and accommodation associated with pursuing a field-based genetic research project or a visit to anothe...

Deadline

01/03/2011

Funding Body

Genetics Society

Category

Fellowship

Synopsis

Applicants must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2011 (i.e. awarded on or after 2 April 2005). Scientists in the final year of their PhD can submit an applic...
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2011 (i.e. awarded on or after 2 April 2005). Scientists in the final year of their PhD can submit an application. If successful, the award will only be given subject to the confirmation of his/her PhD at the time when the award is taken up.   Applicants must be UK or EU citizens resident in the UK at the time of application. Candidates for the fellowship programme should identify and contact a Japanese host scientist who is willing to support their fellowship; substantial contact between host and applicant prior to the application is essential. This contact should lead to a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal.   Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Foreign Researchers (excluding the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (Short Term Award) for North American and European Researchers and the Summer Programme) are not eligible.   Closing Information: Round opens for applications on 25 January 2011 and closes on 1 March 2011     Aim:   The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers provides opportunities to young postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. The program aims to help such researchers advance their own research while contributing to the advancement of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.   The Royal Society is a nominating authority for this scheme and aims to support excellent researchers from the UK gain experience overseas and create strong collaborative links with Japan.   Subjects Covered: The research undertaken must be on a subject within the natural sciences, including: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering science, agricultural and medical research (non-clinical only). Applications in the social sciences are not accepted by the Royal Society; please contact the British Academy for nominations in this field.   Length of Tenure: JSPS will provide funding for visits of between 12 months minimum and up to 24 months maximum.   Value of Grant:   The JSPS fellowship includes:   Subsistence – 362,000 yen per month. A settling-in allowance at the start of the Fellowship of 200,000 yen A return air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage A research grant of up to 1,500,000 yen per year ("Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research" applied for separately by the Japanese hosts)  
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to 1 April 2011 (i.e. awarded on or after 2 April 2005). Scientists in the final year of their PhD can submit an applic...

Deadline

01/03/2011

Funding Body

JSPS

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500. The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agricult...
The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500. The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and allied land based and biological activities for the sustainable benefit of the environment and mankind. This funding is designed to enable competent individuals and organisations to pursue:   •education, training, research and knowledge transfer; •Innovation and the application of science and technology with respect to the design, development, evaluation and construction of machines, systems and techniques; •travel to acquire or disseminate knowledge; •the development and maintenance of professional competencies; •the development or acquisition of new skills, techniques and capabilities.   Award type Directed grants for individual investigators, Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc   Nationality of applicant institution: United Kingdom    
The Douglas Bomford Trust invites applications for funding projects over £1,500. The objective of the fund is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agricult...

Deadline

01/03/2011

Funding Body

Douglas Bomford Trust

Category

Studentship

Synopsis

The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites applications for its postgraduate studentships. Priority areas are: •performance in the market place. Sustainable production; novel and innovative products and processes,...
The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites applications for its postgraduate studentships. Priority areas are: •performance in the market place. Sustainable production; novel and innovative products and processes, including functional foods; opportunities from renewable energy; sustainable forestry; •social and economic infrastructure of rural areas. Rural communities; sustainable communities; •animal, fish and plant health and animal welfare. Improving detection and control of endemic animal diseases and emerging animal disease threats; animal welfare within modern agriculture; new techniques/ approaches to cultivation to improve plant disease prevention and control; •sustainable environment. Understanding and improving the ecological footprint of the agri-food, fishing and forestry industries; assessing and improving the impact of agri-environment interventions; understanding the economic, social and environmental impact of changes in agricultural land use patterns and intensity; sustainable waste management; sustainable forestry management; flood risk management; Studentships are awarded for full-time study only and must be held at a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Students must be EU residents in order to be eligible for this award, and must not have undertaken postgraduate training for three years or more. A personal maintenance grant of £13,590 will be provided.     Award type: Predoctoral fellowships, Predoctoral training fellowships, Studentship allocations, Directed grants for individual investigators     Award amount max: £13,590  
The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development invites applications for its postgraduate studentships. Priority areas are: •performance in the market place. Sustainable production; novel and innovative products and processes,...

Deadline

25/02/2011

Funding Body

DARD
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